Author Archives: cervenylab

At the MBL zebrafish course!

Looking forward to the upcoming 20th anniversary symposium to showcase our lab’s work from this summer!


and research is happening with grant funding (yay!) It’s summertime… in the Cerveny Lab we’re making discoveries with zebrafish!

Winning Dev Bio Image 2016!

With an impressive crop of photos from which to choose a “winner”, votes were distributed among nearly all of the entries, and all students are to be congratulated for capturing beautiful photos of their data. The top prize goes to Avery Van Duzer and Evan Welch, who worked as a team to perform cell transplants, cryosection and […]

2016 Dev Bio Image Contest!

As in years past, my Developmental Biology have captured some awesome images and were brave enough to enter some in a photo contest. Help us pick the winning photo. It will be printed, framed, and displayed in our lab AND the lucky winner(s) treated to lunch off campus. Please click on the photo or here […]


Elation, excitement, relief, pride. Work that was begun more than 5 years ago has finally seen the light of day! We still have many questions, but our current insights into how two extrinsic signals – Gdf6a and the retinoic acid (RA) – influence the transition from proliferation to differentiation in the vertebrate eye is now published in Development. […]

And the winner is…

A couple of weeks ago, we posted our annual dev bio image contest photos. More than 180 people voted and the majority chose “E” (see photo to the right). Karla Verlade, sophomore developmental biology student, snapped this photo with a smart phone when we were learning about in situ hybridization and image capture. The zebrafish […]

Dev Bio Image Contest

It’s that time of year again — as we near the end of the semester, students in Reed College Developmental Biology work frantically to collect data for their independent projects. Many of them capture beautiful images. The purpose of this post is to share those images with a larger audience and garner votes for the […]