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Daniel T. Grimes, DPhil.

Principal Investigator

Dan studied Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Oxford University (2004-2008). As an undergraduate, he worked with Dr. Jennifer Murdoch on Sonic hedgehog signaling in the mouse neural tube. He then undertook a PhD at MRC Harwell and the University of Oxford (2008-2012) in the lab of Dr. Dominic Norris where he worked on pathways controlling the left-right patterning of mouse embryos. Next, he moved to Princeton as a postdoc (2013-2018) in the lab of Dr. Rebecca Burdine where his work on heart development, motile cilia and scoliosis in the zebrafish was funded by an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship and a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from NIAMS. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon. Outside the lab, Dan enjoys watching and playing soccer, reading, writing and traveling.

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Zoe Irons

Graduate student

Zoe received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dickinson College in 2018. There, she worked with Dr. John Henson on the acto-myosin complex in the contractile ring of dividing sea urchin embryos. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Oregon in the Institute of Molecular Biology. Her interests outside of lab include creative writing, biking along the Willamette River, and playing with cats at the local animal shelter.