Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Ann DeLaForest, PhD

Graduate Student
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013

BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Faculty Advisor: Stephen Duncan, D Phil

Mailing Address:
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548


Phone: (414) 955-8336
FAX: (414) 955-6517

Email: adelafor@mcw.edu



Research Area:  Human embryonic stem cells as a tool to elucidate novel pathways in liver development

I am a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Stephen Duncan, a lab that focuses on mammalian development and disease. I first became interested in developmental biology while attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where I received my bachelor of science degree in biochemistry.

The focus of my research is to study human fetal development using an embryonic stem cell model. Currently, human embryonic stem cells can be differentiated in vitro to become mature cell types. Using published data, along with my own innovations, I hope to identify novel genes involved in hepatogenesis. This will be an important discovery in drug screening, and will be useful in clinical therapies.

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