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Biological Sciences

David Stachura

Associate Professor
Lantis Research Chair

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Teaching:

  • Developmental Biology (BIOL 426)
  • Immunology (BIOL 466)
  • Clinical Shadowing (BIOL 389)
  • Independent Research (BIOL 399)
  • Honor's Research (BIOL 499)
  • Internships (BIOL 489)

Advising:

  • Pre Medical Club
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Club

Research Interests:

  • Hematopoiesis (blood formation)
  • Stem cell biology
  • Cancer biology

Research Summary:

We are dedicated to understanding blood and immune cell formation, differentiation, and proliferation in order to treat diseases such as anemia, thrombocytopenia, and leukemia.  We perform our research in zebrafish (Danio rerio), an excellent model system for visualizing blood cell development and for performing genetic and drug screens.  Zebrafish have an immune system similar to mammals, allowing us to understand how this complex system evolved over the past 400+ million years. 

Publications:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=stachura%20dl

Weblinks:

https://www.facebook.com/StachuraZebrafishLab/

Twitter: @Doctor_Beaker