Dr. Christine Byrum
The Byrum lab uses a combination of genomic, molecular, and experimental approaches to study early development in marine invertebrates. This lab is particularly interested in how modifications in cell signaling pathways have affected the evolution of animal body plans. Using functional genomic approaches to determine which signals activate and repress specific genes, the lab investigates the molecular basis of early developmental events affecting formation of endoderm, mesoderm, and their derivatives. Dr. Byrum has extensive experience in mRNA microinjection, cell transplantation, classical experimental embryology, confocal imaging, DIC and fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The lab is also exploring other areas, such as circadian control in cnidarians and nuclear transport proteins in the sea urchins.
Lab MembershipsByrum Lab (Principal Investigator/Director)
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