Mark D. Hens

My research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that regulate growth factor induced changes in the adhesive and migratory behaviors of cells in early vertebrate development. Embryos of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, are used together with biochemical, molecular and immunological techniques to investigate the involvement of Rho family GTPases in mesodermal and cranial neural crest cell migration.

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Induction of Metamorphosis Decreases Nitric Oxide Synthase Gene Expression in Larvae of the Marine 2006 895 Many marine organisms spend the early part of their lives as larvae suspended in the water column before metamorphosing into benthic reproductive adults. Metamorphosis does not occur until a larva has become competent to respond to appropriate stimul...