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Craniofacial development and Skin diseaseMouse

Atit Lab studies craniofacial skin and bone development in the mouse embryo. We are specifically interested in the genetic program and the development of the embryonic dermis and cranial bones. Projects in the lab focus on various early development and postnatal aspects relating to dermal or cranial bone cell fate, origin, and differentiation. We are also developing new mouse models for skin fibrosis to identify biomarkers. 


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Congratulations to Nikhil Case ’17 for winning the Hovarka prize for excellence in undergraduate research in biology.

Date posted: June 9th, 2017

Congratulations to Mahima Devarajan

Date posted: March 15th, 2017

Mahima was awarded the First Prize in the Natural Sciences section of the CWRU-wide SOURCE undergraduate Intersections in December 2016. She also got the first prize at Michelson-Morley Competition and the Flora-Stone Mather award for excellence in research in Biology. Mahima worked on the role of epigenetics in cell fate selection of cranial neural crest cells […read more]

Lab Fun days

Date posted: July 20th, 2016


Graduating students, Congrats to Emily, Mia, Nate

Date posted: July 20th, 2016

Opening for Undergraduate research positions for 2016

Date posted: December 27th, 2015

We are looking for two enthusiastic undergraduate research students who are interested in doing developmental genetics work at the bench or at the computer.  Students need to complete course work in Genetics OR Developmental Biology. Students must have excellent academic standing with a GPA above 3.6.   You need to be able to commit at least 9 hrs/week for 3-4 semesters […read more]