University of Southern California

Maxson Lab

USC Stem Cell

Lab Overview

The overall interest of our laboratory is the molecular genetic basis of embryonic pattern formation. We focus on processes that regulate the development of the calvaria, the flat bones that compose the top of the skull.

Ventral view of a mouse skull (Image by Camilla Teng)
Visualization of skull bone growth in live zebrafish (Image by Camilla Teng)
(Image by Camilla Teng)
Visualization of skull bone growth in live zebrafish (Image by Camilla Teng)
(Image by Camilla Teng)
New and old bones come together from the corners of the head. (Image by Camilla Teng)