Category Cerveny Lab

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. Advertisements

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!


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. […]

Cerveny Lab at the Murdock College Science Research Conference

The Cerveny Lab represented Reed College at the annual Murdock College Science Research Conference on Novemember 14-15. Three students – Wilson (Will) Horner, McKenzie Givens and Alison Bryant – presented the results of their summer research. We engaged in great scientific discourse with 34 oral presentations and 221 poster presentations from students at 31 institutions […]

That’s biology…

The best part of being a biologist is working with living organisms. And the worst part of being a biologist is working with living organisms, especially when you want them to reproduce on a particular schedule. While teaching about induction of germ layers and the symmetry breaking events associated with axis formation and gastrulation, I […]

Happy New Year!

The Cerveny Lab ended 2012 with a lot of excitement! We enjoyed our first (and hopefully annual) Chilli dinner at Kara’s house, welcomed Dayna Lamb as our research assistant/lab manager and zebrafish wrangler extraordinaire, and got (hopefully publishable) data from a microscope demo. The other big news for the end of the year was the […]