Stephen L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Genetics
Institution
Washington University
Address
4566 Scott Ave.
City, State, Zip
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone
(314) 362-0362
E-mail
sjohnson[at]genetics.wustl.edu
Website
http://www.genetics.wustl.edu/sjlab/
Research Field
Genetics
Award Year
1997

Research

Our lab is interested in growth control and morphogenesis in zebrafish development. Thus, we study the pigment pattern and the control of size and regeneration of the fin. Our basic approach is to identify mutations that affect adult pigment stripe pattern or fin growth and regeneration and analyze the mutations in singly or multiply mutant fish to identify the tissues and genetic pathways affected. Additionally, we are trying to identify the genes affected by the mutations, and are working to develop genetic and physical maps that will lead to isolation of these genes. Our main research interests are: 1) Melanocyte stem cells 2) Proportionate growth and fin development.