Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Columbia University
Academic Leadership - Faculty Mentor
Molecular Physiology and Physiology Graduate Program
MPCS Training Program
Director of the OIVM Core
Optical Imaging and Vital Microcopy Core
My laboratory uses a multi-disciplinary approach to study the role of fluid-derived mechanical forces in vascular remodeling and heart morphogenesis in early vertebrate embryos. We have recently developed methods for time-lapse, confocal imaging of rapid blood flow and heart mechanics using vital fluorescent protein reporters. With these methods we are studying the response to changes in mechanical stress in mouse and zebrafish models, taking advantage of the wealth of mutant animals.
The Confocals Lab is a part of the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Department at the Baylor College of Medicine. Our web site has been set up to guide you through the basics of Confocal Microscopy, and train you to use Confocal Microscopes to explore the awesome biological world at the micrometer scale.