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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Medical School
Stem Cell Institute

PI: Naoko Koyano-Nakagawa
Co-PI: Steven C. McLoon

Analysis of Gene Cascade Regulating Vertebrate Neurogenesis

A fundamental question in developmental neurobiology is how multipotential progenitor cells differentiate appropriately as specified by temporal and topographic coordinates to construct the intricate composition of neurons and glia. This project investigates the functions of transcription factors expressed in the developing spinal cord and retina. These researchers used MSI resources for multiple analyses, including cDNA microarray analyses, homology search, and DNA analysis.

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Joshua Aaker, Research Associate
Andrea Patineau, Research Associate
Hyun-Jin Yang, Graduate Student