Associate Scientific Director
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Building 6B, Room 413
6 Center Drive
BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr. Weinstein is a leading expert on zebrafish vascular development. His laboratory developed a widely used confocal microangiography method, compiled an atlas of the anatomy of the developing zebrafish vasculature, developed numerous vascular-specific transgenic fish lines, and pioneered methods for high resolution in vivo imaging of zebrafish blood vessels. His laboratory has made a variety of discoveries in the areas of vascular specification, differentiation, and patterning, including a novel pathway specifying arterial identity, a role for neuronal guidance factors in vascular patterning, evidence for a mechanism for vascular tube formation in vivo, and identification and characterization of a lymphatic vascular system in the zebrafish.