Our goal is to define the genetic pathways and epigenetic mechanisms that govern differentiation of different cell types during regeneration and embryogenesis

Wills Lab

Research Project Number 1

Characterization of a branched nuclear morphology in the fin of Xenopus tadpoles which form during development but undergo dramatic condensation during regeneration.

Research Project Number 2

Developing and implementing an inducible CRISPR system that I can use as a tool to study factors that are important in regeneration and embryogenesis.

Research Project Number 3

Uncovering the molecular interactions governing the differentiation, migration, and proliferation of neural progenitors in response to Xenopus tadpole spinal cord injury.