David Daggett

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Assistant Professor-in-Residence

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
91 N. Eagleville Rd. Unit 3125
Torrey Life Sciences 281G
Storrs, CT 06269-3125

Telephone: 860-486-2361
david.daggett@uconn.edu

 

Education: Postdoc, Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley; Postdoc, Developmental Genetics, Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, UK; Ph.D. University of North Carolina; B.S. University of New Hampshire

Research Interests: My research interests are in understanding the control of morphogenetic cell movements during embryonic development, with a focus on differential regulation of the actin cytoskeleton during gastrulation and somitogenesis.

Selected Publications:
Daggett, D.F, Domingo, C., Currie, P.D. and Amacher, S.L. (2007). Control of morphogenetic cell movements in the early zebrafish myotome. Dev. Biol. 309: 169-179.

Gardiner, M.R., Daggett, D.F., Zon, L.I. and Perkins, A.C. (2005). Zebrafish KLF4 is essential for anterior mesendoderm/pre-polster differentiation and hatching. Dev. Dyn. 234: 992-996.

Bryson-Richardson, R. J., Daggett, D.F., Cortes, F. Neyt, C., Keenan, D.G. and Currie, P.D. (2005). Myosin heavy chain expression in zebrafish and slow muscle composition. Dev. Dyn. 233: 1018-1022.

Daggett, D.F., Boyd, C., Gautier, P. Bryson-Richardson, R.J., Thisse, C., Thisse, B., Amacher, S.L. and Currie, P.D. (2004). Developmentally restricted actin-regulatory molecules control morphogenetic cell movements in the zebrafish gastrula. Curr. Biol. 14: 1632-1638.

Cortes*, F., Daggett*, D.F., Bryson-Richardson, R.J., Gautier, P., Keenan, D.G. and Currie, P.D. (2003) Cadherin-mediated differential cell adhesion controls slow muscle migration in the developing zebrafish myotome. Dev. Cell. 5: 865-876. *Joint First Authors