The Bryson-Richardson lab is interested in understanding the process of cardiac and skeletal muscle formation and the diseases that result from disruption of this process. We utilise the advantages of the zebrafish model system to understand the mechanism by which the complex architecture of the muscle is patterned and how disruption of these processes result in disease.
The research of the lab is focused on three main areas:
- Myopathy research - genetic causes, pathological mechanisms, and potential therapies for muscle disease
- Cardiac development - the role of blood flow in heart development and congenital heart disease
- 3D and 4D imaging- developing research tools and resources for the research community