Sharon Amacher

Sharon Amacher

Sharon Amacher

Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics


Areas of Expertise

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


  • PhD, University of Washington
  • Post Doctoral, University of Oregon

We are interested in 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 muscle segmentation and patterning in the zebrafish embryo.