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Carmen Domingo

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Dean of the College of Science and Engineering; Professor
University of California, Berkeley
At SFSU Since: 
Hensill 705
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-6995
Vertebrate development and gene regulation.

Our research interests are in understanding the cellular and molecular pathways that underlie pattern formation in the vertebrate embryo. We are particularly interested in how cells begin to acquire specific cell fates and morphologies early in development.  Our most recent focus has been on the formation and differentiation of the skeletal muscle system. The vertebrate model that we work with is the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. This model lends itself well to the study of embryology because the aquatic frog can be easily reared in a laboratory environment, the females lay hundred of eggs, which are easily fertilized and observed in a culture dish until hatching into a tadpole. For more information please see recent publications-

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CIRM-Bridges Training Program - Graduate program -

no longer accepting applications

PSM-STEM Science Program - Graduate program

NSF REU Training Program - Undergraduate summer program

SF BUILD Student Training Program - Undergraduate summer and academic year program

CoSE Student Training Programs: - Undergraduate and graduate student programs in science

PINC Promoting Inclusivity in Computer Science: Undergraduate student program in Computer Science & Biology