Teeth - Jackman Developmental Biology Lab

Teeth are well preserved in the fossil record, present in great variety across all vertebrates, and develop in a relatively simple and modular way. We are interested in the molecular signals that trigger the earliest stages of tooth development and how these signals have evolved. We conduct our investigations using embryos from several different species of fish, including zebrafish. 

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Zebrafish teeth

Zebrafish teeth

Zebrafish skeleton

Zebrafish skeleton

Gene expression

Gene expression

Richard Owen, 1845

Richard Owen, 1845

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