Visiting Assistant Professor

Professor Daughters is a molecular biologist with research interests in stem cell biology. Hiscurrent research uses molecular, cellular, genetic, and biochemical approaches to determinehow stem cells specify and maintain cell potency in the context of skeletal muscle and heartdevelopment and regeneration. He is also interested in the wider significance of stem cellsin the development of complex organisms including the evolutionary selection of molecularsimilarities between animal and plant stem cell regulation. Daughters is currently a visitingprofessor teaching cell and molecular neuroscience as part of the department’s interdisciplinaryneurobiology emphasis. He also teaches cancer biology and cell biology and genetics labs.