Dillo Xenopus
Wallingford Lab
University of Texas at Austin
214 Patterson Labs
wallingford@mail.utexas.edu

Cilia Electron Microscopy

Apical Constriction

Gastrulation

The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Embryonic Morphogenesis

The process by which embryos acquire their final shape involves the coordination of cell fate decisions with cell movement. We are taking an integrated approach to understanding this process in chordate embryos. We combine molecular manipulations, time-lapse imaging, bioinformatics and even old-fashioned cut & paste embryology to investigate molecular signaling, individual cell behavior, and tissue rearrangement. By considering all of these components and how they affect the final body plan, we hope to build a comprehensive picture of early embryonic morphogenesis.

Current Projects include:

Current Records being played include:

1. ZZ Top - La Futura
2. Richie Havens - The Best of Richie Havens
3. Gary Clark Jr. - Black and Blu
4. Amanda Cevallos - I'll Never Honky Tonk You
5. The Pogues - If I Fall from Grace with God