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Zon’s Zebrafish Room (Video)

‘This video shows what it’s like inside Zon’s zebrafish room, one of the largest zebrafish facilities in the world.’ Read full article here: https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/04/zebrafish-human-disease-harvard/  

Zebrafish Development and Genetics Summer Course – Deadline Fast Approaching!

The deadline to apply for the Marine Biological Laboratory “Zebrafish Development and Genetics” summer course (August 4-19, 2017) is MONDAY, MAY 1st. This intensive two-week course caters to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and independent investigators who are incorporating the zebrafish model into their research and/or teaching. Applications from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged. The course covers time-proven and emerging… more

FASEB Liver Meeting Review 2016

Meeting Report: FASEB Liver Biology: Fundamental Mechanisms and Translational Applications Reviewed by Kathryn Bambino (kathryn.bambino@mssm.edu) and Shuang (Sammi) Wang (shuang.wang@mssm.edu) – Post-doctoral fellows with Kirsten Sadler. The FASEB Liver Biology: Fundamental Mechanisms and Translational Applications conference, which took place in West Palm Beach, Florida from June 26-July 1, 2016 brought together researchers who study the basic mechanisms… more

PRESS RELEASE: Swiss Bridge Award goes to ZDMS Members Dr. Alexa Burger and Prof. Christian Mosimann with 250,000 Swiss Franks

  PRESS RELEASE   One million Swiss francs for four research projects on rare cancers   Thun, 26.10. 2016 – This year’s Swiss Bridge Award goes to two researchers from Belgium and two researchers from Switzerland. Jan Cools, Pieter Van Vlierberghe, Christian Mosimann and Sara Meyer each receive 250 000 Swiss francs for the realization of their… more

Announcing 2017 KRAS Fellowship and KRAS Travel Scholarship Funding Opportunities

Awards available for researchers studying KRAS in pancreatic cancer. View in browser. Marco Biancucci, PhD Postdoctoral research fellow, Northwestern University – Chicago Campus Recipient, 2016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship funded in memory of Samuel Stroum Announcing 2017 KRAS Fellowship and KRAS Travel Scholarship Funding OpportunitiesDear RAS research… more

NYU Tandon Researchers Develop Robotic Platform for Behavior Research

NYU Tandon Researchers Develop Robotic Platform for Behavior Research By Leila Meyer 10/26/16 A team of researchers at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering have developed a robotic platform to assist in the study of freshwater fish behavior. The researchers tested the robotic platform with zebrafish, a “highly versatile” freshwater fish that is “increasingly taking the… more

2016 Zebrafish Development & Genetics Course

Applications are now being accepted for the “Zebrafish Development and Genetics” course, held at the Marine Biology Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA), August 7-21, 2016. This intensive two-week course caters to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and independent investigators who are incorporating the zebrafish model into their research and/or teaching. Applications from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged. The course covers time-proven… more

Seeing Cancer From The Beginning Using Zebrafish

Recent work from Chuck Kaufman in Leonard Zon’s lab has been featured on the front page of the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/health/how-skin-cancer-develops-melanoma-zebra-fish.html?_r=1 They used the zebrafish melanoma model to show, for the first time, how cancer initiates from the starting cell. This work has broad implications in the cancer field, because it begins to shed light on… more