Judith Cebra-Thomas


Bio 100: Introductory Biology
Bio 465: Developmental Biology (Spring 2007)
Bio108H: Freshman Honors Seminar in Biology
Senior Seminar in Biology (Fall 2006)


B.A. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests:

Evolutionary developmental biology; Development of evolutionarily novel structures such as the turtle shell. Role of cell-cell interactions and signaling molecules in the development of skin and lungs in mice and chicks,

Research with undergraduate students

The growth pattern of the developing lung (above) is controlled by signaling proteins such as Fibroblast Growth Factor 10 (FGF10) and Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) and by transcription factors like Tbx5.