Dr. Manuela Lahne, wins NDIIF Best Biological Imaging Publication for 2015

Author: Tiffanie Sammons

Manuela Lahne Web

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) is pleased to announce that the Best Biological Imaging Publication 2015 is awarded to Dr. Manuela Lahne, a Research Assistant Professor collaborating with Professor David Hyde in the Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for Zebrafish Research, and the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. Lahne and colleagues published a paper entitled “Actin-Cytoskeleton- and Rock-Mediated INM Are Required for Photoreceptor Regeneration in the Adult Zebrafish Retina.” The study employed regular and multiphoton confocal cell microscopy to monitor in real time the behavior of Müller glia/neuronal progenitor cells in light damaged adult zebrafish retinal cultures. Continuous live cell imaging for several hours through the retinal thickness enabled observation of Müller glia/NPC nuclei migrating from the inner to the outer nuclear layer of the retina to divide before the majority of nuclei returned to the inner nuclear layer. The study was published in J. Neurosci. 2015, 35, 15612-34.