Bioinformatics, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Neurobiology, Systems Biology

Institution: University of North Carolina, College of Arts & Sciences

Website: https://shiaulab.org/

Email: shiauce@bio.unc.edu

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=shiau+ce

The Shiau Lab is integrating in vivo imaging, genetics, genome editing, functional genomics, bioinformatics, and cell biology to uncover and understand innate immune functions in development and disease. From single genes to individual cells to whole organism, we are using the vertebrate zebrafish model to reveal and connect mechanisms at multiple scales. Of particular interest are 1) the genetic regulation of macrophage activation to prevent inappropriate inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and 2) how different tissue-resident macrophages impact vertebrate development and homeostasis particularly in the brain and gut, such as the role of microglia in brain development and animal behavior.