Can Embryonic Zebra Finch Survive Without Their Shell?

Hopefully, this peculiar title is what brought you here. I certainly am intrigued by the potential of creating a shell-like environment ex ovo that allows a zebra finch embryo to develop normally for a few days. You may be asking, “What’s the point of  a shell-less bird and why should I care?”. That is the question I am attempting to answer in one of my research projects this summer.

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Zebra Finch Axons: Calcium Imaging and More!


This is sadly my first blog post regarding actual lab work and data thus far. The delay has been caused by orienting myself with several new techniques, experiments, and culturing protocols that have been optimized this summer. Now that I am finally in the groove of things, I feel it necessary to share my experience!

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