Department of Biology Faculty Laboratories

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Anna Allen Laboratory

The Allen Lab started in 2012 in the Department of Biology at Howard University.  The goal of our lab is to study the mechanisms by which a high quality gamete (the egg) is generated and how that gamete then undergoes one of the most fascinating processes in development, fertilization.  We use the nematode C. elegans as a model system to study oocyte meiotic maturation, meiotic cell cycle regulation, fertilization and early embryonic development.