David Daggett

Associate Professor In-Residence

Molecular and Cell Biology

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:

Donal Sheets, Jamie Shaw, Michael Baldwin, David Daggett, Ibrahim Elali, Erin B. Curry, Ilya Sochnikov, Jason N. Hancock, An apparatus for rapid and nondestructive
comparison of masks and respirators. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 91, 114101 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0015983

Tomizawa Y, Dixit K, Daggett D, Hoshino K. Biocompatible Cantilevers for Mechanical Characterization of Zebrafish Embryos using Image Analysis. Sensors (Basel). 2019 Mar 28;19(7):1506. doi: 10.3390/s19071506. PMID: 30925721; PMCID: PMC6479902. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30925721/

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

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