Two open postdoctoral research positions are available to study neuronal regeneration of the light-damaged zebrafish retina from the resident Muller glia (Conner et al. (2014) J. Neurosci. 34: 14403-14419; Nelson et al. (2013) J. Neurosci. 33:6524-6539).
Research in the laboratory of Rebecca Wingert, the Gallagher Family Associate Professor of Adult Stem Cell Research in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has confirmed the key role of a certain small molecule in the development of kidney structures in zebrafish, a widely used model for human kidneys. The discovery could help advance understanding to address issues such as birth defects and repair of the kidney after illness or injury.