Gist H. (Hank) Farr, III
Hank Farr is a research scientist and lab manager who has been studying development in animal models, specifically zebrafish and the frog Xenopus laevis, for more than 20 years. He is particularly interested in how cells in the early embryo become specified, or fated to become a particular cell type. Farr currently collaborates with the Maves lab’s other members to study how skeletal muscle cells are specified into fast- and slow-type fibers, a developmental problem with direct implications for treating muscular dystrophies. He holds a BA from Carleton College.
Nathan Johnson is a research technician in the Maves lab. His current research uses zebrafish and mice to elucidate mechanisms of heart and muscle development and regeneration. He received his BS in biology in 2012 from the University of Oregon, where he worked in Professor Charles Kimmel’s lab developing transgenic zebrafish lines.