My laboratory uses the model system zebrafish to understand the mechanisms that guide cancer progression. A major focus in my group is determining how angiogenesis, the formation of blood vessels from pre-existing blood vessels, proceeds during tumor development and contributes to metastasis. For this, we use cutting-edge genome editing techniques for gene modification.
Dr. Jeff Essner
Professor, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology Teaches: BIOL 212, 423L
Area of Expertise:
Tumor Angiogenesis and genome engineering in zebrafish
B.S. Biology, University of Iowa, 1987
Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota, 1996