Alvaro Sagasti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Member, Brain Research Institute
Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area
Neuroscience GPB Home Area
Office Phone Number: 310-206-6147
Mailing Address:Sagasti lab
P.O. Box 951606
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES 621 Charles E. Young Dr. S
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Dr. Sagasti received his PhD from UCSF, where he worked with Cori Bargmann studying celll specification and left/right asymmetry in the nervous system of the nematode C. elegans. He began using zebrafish as a model at the Skirball Institute, NYU Medical Center as a post-doc with Alex Schier. In the summer of 2005 he was a Grass Foundation Fellow at the Marine Biological Labs in Woods Hole, Massachussetts. He began as a UCLA faculty member in the MCDB department in September 2005. His lab uses a combination of imaging, molecular, and genetic approaches in zebrafish to investigate on the morphogenesis of sensory axons and skin cells during development and repair.