My current research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying cilia motility. Motile cilia are important for numerous processes within the vertebrate organism, including circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, clearance of the respiratory tract, sperm motility, and establishment of the left-right body axis. Of particular interest to my studies is PCD, or impaired cilia movement.
- Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) research
- Screening of drug and environmental toxicity
- Zebrafish, Developmental Genetics, Toxicity Screening
- Developmental biology, genetics, physiology, toxicity screening, CRISPR, zebrafish, cell biology