Dr. Ankur Saxena is an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He established his research laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in August 2015 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.His research goals are to understand the multicellular dynamics of vertebrate stem cell migration, neurogenesis, and pediatric cancer metastasis in vivo by leveraging quantitative approaches at unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution. He developed an innovative experimental system that embraces advances in imaging technologies while maintaining long-term developmental fidelity.His research group currently consists of a visiting research asst. prof., a postdoctoral fellow, a medical student, four graduate students, two technicians, and five undergraduate students. He is actively involved in all aspects of proposed research from experimental design and execution to data analysis and preparation for the dissemination of results.Dr. Saxena is also the central point of contact for their collaborators and enjoys actively training and mentoring the fellows and students in his laboratory.