Sharon Amacher

Sharon Amacher

Sharon Amacher

Professor, Molecular Genetics

(614) 292-1277

125 Rightmire Hall
1060 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Gene Expression
  • RNA Biology


  • PhD: University of Washington

How cells become sequentially determined to more precisely defined fates during vertebrate embryonic development and how this process depends upon cell position and upon interactions among neighboring cells. To address these questions, we use genetics, molecular biology, time-lapse imaging, and embryology to investigate mesodermal patterning, segmentation and muscle development in the zebrafish embryo, a well-established model for human development and disease.

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