(image courtesy of Sara Ahlgren, PhD)
Ahlgren lab's research highlighted in JoVE
The March 2012 issue of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) features an article written by Sara Ahlgren, PhD and her lab on alcohol exposure studies in zebrafish. As is the case with humans, developing zebrafish incur morphological changes on exposure to alcohol. This article and the accompanying video demonstrate how zebrafish studies have advanced our understanding of gene expression changes associated with alcohol exposure, and how manipulation by mRNA injection can rescue the alcohol-induced developmental abnormalities phenotype.
JoVE is a new tool in life science publication and communication that uses video technology to capture and transmit techniques. As such, all articles are presented in video format supplemented with HTML and PDF versions.
Sara Ahlgren, PhD is assistant professor of Pediatrics and the Crown Family Research Scholar in Developmental Systems Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a member of the Developmental Biology Program of Children's Memorial Research Center.