Ankur Saxena

SaxenaPhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Office: MBRB

Lab:

Phone: (312) 413-8137

email: saxenaa@uic.edu

Web Site: Ankur Saxena Laboratory Page

 

Research Interests:

We combine high-resolution live imaging with genetic, molecular, and physical perturbation to understand the multicellular dynamics driving vertebrate stem cell migration and differentiation into neurons.

 

Publications:

Wang, K., Milkie, D., Saxena, A., Engerer, P., Misgeld, T., Bronner, M.E., Mumm, J., & Betzig, E. Rapid adaptive optical recovery of optimal resolution over large multicellular volumes. Nature Methods, 11 (2014) 625-628.

Rogers, C.D., Saxena, A., & Bronner, M.E. Sip1 mediates an E-cadherin-to-N-cadherin switch during cranial neural crest EMT. J. Cell Biol., 203 (2013) 835-847.

Saxena, A., Peng, B.N., & Bronner, M.E. Sox10-dependent neural crest origin of olfactory microvillous neurons in zebrafish. eLife, 2 (2013) e00336.

Saxena, A. & Tabin, C.J. The miRNA-processing enzyme Dicer is necessary for cardiac outflow tract alignment and chamber septation. PNAS, 107 (2010), 87-91.

Bock-Marquette, I., Saxena, A., White, M.D., DiMaio, J.M., & Srivastava, D. Thymosin β4 activates integrin-linked kinase and promotes cardiac cell migration, survival and cardiac repair. Nature, 432 (2004), 466-72.