Author Archives: cervenylab

Image Contest Winner 2017

We had four groups of Developmental Biology students enter the image contest this year. And one winner… After over 100 members of the Reed community voted, A, was chosen as the winner. This dorsal view of a larval zebrafish brain garnered over 50% of the votes. This beautiful image provides data for our study investigating the […]

A scholarly book review

I was honored to be asked and thrilled when it was accepted. My recent review of the most recent edition of a true tour-de-force Developmental Biology Textbook can now be found in the Quarterly Review of Biology.

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. […]