Dr. Jeff Essner

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Professor, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology Teaches: BIOL 212, 423L

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.

Area of Expertise: 
Tumor Angiogenesis and genome engineering in zebrafish
Education: 
B.S. Biology, University of Iowa, 1987
Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota, 1996
Contact
515-294-7133
3007 Advanced Teaching and Research Building, 2213 Pammel Drive
ISU, Ames
Iowa
50011-1101