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Our research focuses on vascular development and we use the zebrafish as a model system for our studies
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Recent Publications

Quillien, A., Abdalla, M., Yu J., Zhu, L. J., and Lawson, N. D. (2017) Robust identification of developmentally active endothelial enhancers in zebrafish using FANS-assisted ATAC-Seq. Cell Reports, 20:709-720.

Lawson, N. D. (2016) Reverse genetics in zebrafish: mutants, morpholinos and moving forward. [opinion] Trends in Cell Biology, 26:77-9. PMID: 26739910

Shin, M., Quillien, A., Male, I., and Lawson, N. D. (2016) Vegfa signals through ERK to induce angiogenesis, but not arterial endothelial differentiation. Development, 143:3796-3805. 

Shin, M., Male, I., Beane, T. J., Villefranc, J. A., Kok, F. O., Zhu, L. J., and Lawson, N. D. (2016) Vegfc acts through ERK to induce sprouting and differentiation of lymphatic progenitors.  Development, 143:3785-3795. 

Kok et al. (2015) Reverse genetic screening reveals poor correlation between Morpholino-induced and mutant phenotypes in zebrafish. Developmental Cell, 32:97-108.

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