- Debuque RJ, Hart AJ, Johnson GH, Rosenthal NA, Godwin JW. Identification of the adult hematopoietic liver as the primary reservoir for the recruitment of pro-regenerative macrophages required for salamander limb regeneration. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021 Sep 22;9:750587. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.750587. PMID: 34568347; PMCID: PMC8456783.
- Debuque RJ, Nowoshilow S, Chan KE, Rosenthal NA, Godwin JW. Distinct toll-like receptor signaling in the salamander response to tissue damage. Dev Dyn. 2021 Apr 1;. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.340. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33797128.
- Godwin JW, Debuque R, Salimova E, Rosenthal NA. Heart regeneration in the salamander relies on macrophage-mediated control of fibroblast activation and the extracellular landscape. NPJ Regen Med. 2017;2:22. doi: 10.1038/s41536-017-0027-y. Epub 2017 Jul 27. PMID: 29201433; PMCID: PMC5677961.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, ARMI, Monash University, Australia
Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London, UCL (UK)
Ph.D., Immunology Research Center, Melbourne University, Australia.
Dr. Godwin studies the requirements for successful limb and heart regeneration in salamanders. He has shown that salamander macrophages are a cell type essential for regeneration and that the behavior of connective tissue cells (fibroblasts) behave differently in the absence of macrophages. Undergraduate Research Fellows in Dr. Godwin’s lab will develop new transgenic animals and characterize nerve-fibroblast-macrophage interactions using in vivo assays and targeted cell ablation to define critical cell types and subtypes and in vivo imaging to record critical interactions.