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Scientific Report 2008


Chairman's Overview


Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.*
Professor and Chairman

Kathryn L. Crossin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Bruce A. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Ralph Greenspan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Helen Makarenkova, Ph.D.**
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Vincent P. Mauro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Robyn Meech, Ph.D.***
Flinders University
Adelaide, Australia

Peter W. Vanderklish, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Senior Staff Scientists

Wei Zhou, Ph.D.

Stephen A. Chappell, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Annette R. Atkins, Ph.D.**
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, California

Research Associates

Katie N. Gonzalez, Ph.D.***
Molecular Diagnostics Services, Inc.
San Diego, California

Olivier Harismendy, Ph.D.***
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Research

Dora Chin Yen Koh, Ph.D.

Dianna Maar, Ph.D.

Daiki Matsuda, Ph.D.

Panagiotis Panopoulos, Ph.D.

Julie Pilotte, Ph.D.

Sowmya V. Yelamanchilli, Ph.D.

Visiting Investigators

Sigeng Chen, Ph.D.
Neurosciences Institute
San Diego, California

David Edelman, Ph.D.
Neurosciences Institute
San Diego, California

Geoffrey Owens
Neurosciences Institute
San Diego, California

<p> * Joint appointment in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

** Joint appointment in the Neurosciences Institute

***Appointment completed; new location shown


The lacrimal gland is an example of a organ that develops through branching morphogenesis. Top, A lacrimal gland in explant organ culture consists of a treelike epithelium surrounded by mesenchyme. Bottom, A confocal image of the lacrimal gland stained with Pax6 antibody to visualize epithelium (green), Pecam antibody (red) to visualize blood vessels, and N-CAM antibody (blue) to detect nerve processes. Images provided by Helen Makarenkova, Ph.D., assistant professor.

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