Welcome to the Cornell laboratory
The Cornell Lab at University of Washington studies the gene regulatory networks that govern cell lineage specification, cell survival, and cellular differentiation during embryonic development. In these studies, we use zebrafish, a vertebrate model system well-suited to genetic and embryological methods. This research illuminates the genetic pathways that govern specification, survival, and differentiation of cells. It also provides insight into how these pathways become disrupted in a variety of disease states, including birth defects, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases.