Ankur Saxena, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biological Sciences

Cancer Biology

Full Member

Phone: 312-413-8137


We combine live imaging and quantitative analysis of multicellular dynamics with genetic and molecular perturbation in zebrafish embryos to determine how stem cells form sensory neurons and how pediatric cancer cells survive and metastasize. These seemingly disparate biological processes in fact overlap significantly in their mechanisms and behavior, and understanding those commonalities in vivo could provide new therapeutically-relevant insights into human developmental defects and cancer metastasis. Please see for further details.

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