Our lab uses molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques to study neural crest formation in the chicken embryo to better understand overall animal growth and development.
The Neural Crest
Known as the “fourth germ layer,” neural crest cells possess the capacity to differentiate into many cell types.
Snail2 targets during neural crest cell EMT and migration
Snail2 represses many genes, including components of cell junctions, to mediate EMT.
Neural crest cell interactions and the creation of the cranial ganglia
Neural crest cells must interact with placode cells to assemble the cranial ganglia.
Lab News and Updates
- Dr. Taneyhill interviewed by the American Cancer Society
- The lab is looking to hire new personnel (postdocs, graduate students, technicians). Please contact Dr. Taneyhill for more information.
- Dr. Taneyhill's work featured in UMD's Stories Beneath the Shell
- Dr. Taneyhill is named to an international gene drive study panel by the National Academy of Sciences.
- The Taneyhill Lab wins big at the 2015 ANSC Annual Symposium. Dr. Andy Schiffmacher won the first place Postdoc Oral Presentation prize while Ankita Shah won first place prizes in both the Oral Presentation and Shaffner Award categories. Congratulations, Andy and Ankita!
- The Taneyhill Lab was awarded a $152,000 NIH R03 grant from NICHD to study how cadherin internalization impacts neural crest cell EMT.
- The Taneyhill Lab was awarded a $792,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study how epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions are regulated in neural crest cells.
- Ranga Padmanabhan's paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Cell Science and is also being highlighted in the "In this Issue" section of the journal.