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The Whitman Lab Research | Overview

The aim of the Whitman Lab is to understand the mechanisms of growth, axon guidance, and synaptic connectivity of the ocular motor nerves, both in normal development and in eye movement disorders including nystagmus and strabismus.

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A red and green light scan of a mouse embryo.

This was among the 6 winning images in the 2020 “Beauty of the Brain” contest, sponsored by the Harvard Brain Science Initiative. A developing mouse embryo (showing muscles in red and motor neurons in green). Photo credit: Jessica Bell and Mary Whitman.