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Current Members

One of the great challenges of our time is to understand how the most complex tissue in the universe, the human brain, can arise from a single cell, the fertilized... read more

I joined the Karlstrom Lab in June of 2015 after completing the required graduate laboratory rotations. In 2010, I obtained my BS in Biology at Worcester State... read more

Ksenia Tonyushkina is studying development of thyrotropes in the pituitary gland under various conditions modeling prenatal environmental stressors. Defective... read more

Rubi Tanimura is an undergraduate in the Karlstrom lab working on her honors thesis research project. Using a new transgenic tool developed by the lab, the Tet-ON... read more

Mary McKitrick

Mary McKitrick is examining the behavior of hedgehog responsive cells following injury in the adult zebrafish brain. In the mammalian brain, scar tissue forms within... read more