York Frog Group.
Isaacs Lab.
Pownall Lab.
Xenopus Resources.
York Biology.
York Frog Group
Area 11
Department of Biology
University of York
York, YO10 5YW
United Kingdom

Dr Harv Isaacs
Email:  harry.isaacs@york.ac.uk
Tel:      +44 (0)1904 328696

Dr Betsy Pownall
Email:  betsy.pownall@york.ac.uk
Tel:      +44 (0)1904 328692

Lab:     +44 (0)1904 328689
           +44 (0)1904 328698
We are located in the Department of Biology , New Building on the University of York campus located a few miles from the centre of historic York city .

The New Biology Building was opened in 2002 and benefits from excellent post-genomic support laboratories within the York Technology Facility.
Amphibian embryos have been used for many years in developmental studies because of their rapid development and large size. In recent years embryos of the amphibians Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis have been used as models to study gene regulatory pathways involved in patterning the early vertebrate embryo. Experiments using Xenopus embryos continue to make  important contributions to our understanding of cell signalling in vertebrate development.  

Our labs make use of the powerful molecular techniques and excellent genomic resources available for Xenopus frogs to study gene function in early development.
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