Tamara Caspary received her Ph.D. degree in 1999 from Princeton University, NJ, USA, where she studied genomic imprinting in the laboratory of Dr. Shirley Tilghman. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow first with Dr. Robin Lovell-Badge at the National Institute for Medical Research in London and subsequently with Dr. Kathryn Anderson at Sloan Kettering Institute in New York. She was a recipient of the Hitchings-Elion Career Development Award from The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, which she used to study cell fate decisions using forward genetic screens in mouse. Since establishing her own laboratory at Emory University in 2005, Dr. Caspary has focused on identifying and characterizing recessive mouse mutants that disrupt neural patterning. Through this work, her laboratory focuses on cilia-dependent signaling pathways in the specification of neural progenitors as well as motor neuron and oligodendrocyte development.
Biography Updated on 4 April 2012