Jeffrey D Amack, PhD

Jeffrey D Amack, PhD
Appointed 08/15/07
293 Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8507

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Research Pillars

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Education & Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Utah School of Medicine, 2007, Developmental Biology
  • PhD: University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2002, Genetics

Research Interests

  • Genetics and cell biology of organ morphogenesis during embryonic development.

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Publications

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Research Abstract

My lab focuses on how organs--in particular the heart--take shape during embryonic development. We use zebrafish as a model vertebrate embryo to study the genetics and cell biology of organ morphogenesis.
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/amackj
wild-type paxillin cells
wild-type paxillin cells


paxillin lacking LD4 cells
paxillin lacking LD4 cells

Cells expressing wild-type paxillin (top) or paxillin lacking LD4 (bottom) were scratch-wounded followed by fixation 12 hours post-wounding. Tubulin (Green) and alpha-mannosidase II (Red) were labeled to note cell polarization and Golgi orientation. Cells expressing paxillin lacking LD4 are unable to reorient the Golgi towards the wound edge. From the lab of Christopher Turner, PhD.

lab assistant examining bottles