MDI Biological Laboratory
Professor and Director, Davis Center for Aging and Regeneration

Iain Drummond, Ph.D.

How do zebrafish develop and regenerate epithelial organs?

The Drummond Lab established the zebrafish pronephros as a model for studying kidney development, cilia and ciliopathies, human kidney disease pathology, and kidney injury/regeneration. They study how the kidney develops, identify zebrafish genetic mutants, and determine key points of equivalence between fish and mammalian kidneys that make zebrafish a relevant model of human disease. Zebrafish provide a unique window on organogenesis that enables discovery of novel and broadly conserved developmental and regenerative mechanisms.

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Caramai Kamei, PhDSenior Research Scientist

Will SampsonResearch Assistant