Joseph Pearson, PhD is a research associate in the Crews Lab. His article "Enhancer diversity and the control of a simple pattern of Drosophila CNS midline cell expression" was published online ahead of print in the May 20, 2014 issue of Developmental Biology. He came to the Crews Lab in 2007 after receiving his PhD from the University of California, San Diego. He has received several grants including the NRSA postdoctoral award and the UNC Developmental Biology Training Grant. His current research efforts are (1) Identifying and analyzing enhancers regulating Drosophila CNS midline gene expression; (2) Developing a cross-platform GUI for visualization and analysis of conserved enhancer sequences; and (3) Characterizing genome-wide midline regulatory sequences using next-gen sequencing data. Read the full article at online here.
Stephen Crews, PhD is a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at UNC. The Crews laboratory is concerned with the molecular mechanisms that govern the development of the Drosophila central nervous system. The lab is also interested in mechanisms of cell migration and neuron-glial interactions that include the study of cell adhesion proteins. To learn more, please visit the Crews Lab Website.