Welcome to Moens Lab

The Moens lab studies the early development of the vertebrate brain, using the zebrafish embryo as an in vivo genetic model system for understanding mechanisms of neuroepithelial morphogenesis and neuronal migration. Her lab takes advantage of the exquisite in vivo imaging of neural development possible in this small vertebrate with the optical qualities of water. We focus on the conserved organization and neuroanatomy of the hindbrain. Current projects address 1) The Planar Cell Polarity pathway and how it drives the directed migration of neurons in the hindbrain; 2) how the segmental organization of the posterior pharyngeal arches becomes spatially represented in the hindbrain; 3) the cellular mechanisms that lead to the formation of the major morphological subdivisions of the hindbrain. For details and other areas of current interest, see Lab Projects.

Lab Location
Southeast Lake Union Campus
Weintraub Building
Room B2-123 (lab)

Mailing Address
Division of Basic Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. North
P.O. Box 19024
Mail Stop B2-152
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

(206) 667-5627 (Cecilia's Office)
(206) 667-5697 (Main Lab)
(206) 667-1590 (Fish Facility)
(206) 667-5432 (Fax)

Administrative Assistant
Karen Brighton
Phone: (206) 667-5707
Room: A1-025
Mail Stop M1-162