Elizabeth D. Eldon
- Associate Professor
- California State University, Long Beach
- e.eldon@cs ulb.edu
My research employs the model organism, Drosophila melanogaster, to study the basic cellular processes driving development. We are currently studying the role of epithelial cells in organ formation, using as our model salivary gland formation in the embryo. Epithelial cells and their migration also play critical roles during egg formation in the ovary. We also study the amphipod crustacean, Parhyale hawaiensis, an "emerging model" arthropod. We are currently evaluating it as a potential indicator species for the effects of environmental pollutants on embryonic development.