ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-011024-1
Egana, Ana L.
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Address: Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Harvard University 16 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
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Phone: (617) 495-2599
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BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
I am a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of John Dowling where I am interested in exploring the role(s) of retinoic acid and other retinoids in retinal development.

The studies I carried out for my doctoral degree where based on my interest on cell specification and patterning during early development. I investigated the rearrangements of the centrosomal components during oogenesis as a first step in understanding how developmental axes are established and maintained in the egg prior to fertilization. In addition I looked at the role of growth factors in patterning the mesenchyme during gastrulation. All my doctoral work was done using sea urchin embryos, an invertebrate deuterostome, as a model system.


PUBLICATIONS
Matsui, J.I., Egana, A.L., Sponholtz, T.R., Adolph, A.R., and Dowling, J.E. (2006) Effects of ethanol on photoreceptors and visual function in developing zebrafish. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 47(10):4589-4597
Gross, J.M., Perkins, B.D., Amsterdam, A., Egana, A., Darland, T., Matsui, J.I., Sciascia, S., Hopkins, N., and Dowling, J.E. (2005) Identification of Zebrafish Insertional Mutants with Defects in Visual System Development and Function. Genetics. 170(1):245-261

NON-ZEBRAFISH PUBLICATIONS