Jared Talbot investigates skeletal muscle formation using zebrafish embryos and uses these developmental processes to understand human health and disease. His research in developmental biology began while a graduate student in Charles Kimmel’s laboratory at the University of Oregon, and he began to investigate muscle development while working in Sharon Amacher’s lab initially at the University of California Berkeley and later at The Ohio State University. He is now an assistant professor at the University of Maine in the School of Biology and Ecology.
Tayo Adekeye is a PhD student in the Talbot lab. He did Masters work in the University Ibadan, Nigeria, on how human genetics influences disease susceptibility, before joining the Talbot lab in 2021. His project spans both wings of the lab- muscle physiology and cell migration.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sean is working on a marine sciences degree, in the class of 2023. They joined the Talbot lab in Fall of 2021 and is working on the muscle precursor migration project. This summer, Sean is doing a BoiME-funded internship in the laboratory, to learn the ropes of research.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sadie is an undergraduate student studying biology at the University of Maine in the class of 2023. She has been working in the Talbot Lab to perform genetic crosses between zebrafish lines and later collecting the offspring for genotyping. Sadie also assists the imaging process of fish treated with various small molecules to determine the effects of specific treatments on fin muscle formation.
Undergraduate Research Assistant and Honors Student, 2020-2022
Sabrina received her undergraduate degree in biology with a pre-med concentration at the University of Maine in May of 2021, graduating with High Honors. He joined the Talbot lab in Spring of 2020. Sabrina worked on several projects in the lab, cumulating in High Honors for her thesis investigating the effects of human disease-causing polymorphisms on zebrafish muscle development.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2020-2022
Sara received her Zoology BSc from the University of Maine in May of 2022. She joined the Talbot Lab in the Spring of 2020 and was a constant enthusiastic productive researcher until she graduated in May of 2022. She worked on the muscle precursor migration project, cumulating in an excellent Capstone paper about chemokine signaling influencing these cell's movements. She currently works in molecular pathology at Nordex.
Undergraduate Research Assistant and lab technician 2021-2022
Dmitrii received his Bachelors in Biology from the University of Maine with a Pre-Med concentration and a minor in Studio Art in May of 2022. He joined the lab in Fall of 2021 and did an intriguing project investigating behaviors in Mylpf mutant fish, resulting in presently working on the muscle physiology project resulting in graduation with Highest Honors. That summer he worked as a technician in the Talbot lab, while continuing to keep his own project moving forward. He begins work on his Masters in Public Health from Boston University in Fall of 2022.
Undergraduate Research Assistant and labtech, 2020-2021
Jared received his undergraduate degree in biology with a pre-med concentration at the University of Maine in May of 2021. He joined the Talbot lab in Fall of 2020. His capstone project followed up with the Mylpf story. In Summer 2021 he is worked as a lab-tech while preparing for Medical School, and is currently working as an EMT.
Undergraduate Research Assistant and Lab-tech 2019-2020
Mika Gallati joined the lab at the end of her senior year and picked up the Snu13 project, which we published in PeerJ in 2021. After graduation she was our technician until summer 2020. During that time she accomplished many things, including building this website. She then took a lab-tech position at Bryant university and is currently a lab-tech at Brown.