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Professor William Harris


The project would be on the development of the zebrafish retina.  It would make use of the Spectrum of Fates (SoFa) lines to investigate the mechanisms that control cell fate and cell number.


  1. Randlett O, MacDonald RB, Yoshimatsu T, Almeida AD, Suzuki SC, Wong RO, Harris  WA. Cellular requirements for building a retinal neuropil. Cell Rep. 2013 Feb  21;3(2):282-90. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.01.020. Epub 2013 Feb 14. PubMed PMID:  23416047; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3607253.   
  2. He J, Zhang G, Almeida AD, Cayouette M, Simons BD, Harris WA. How variable  clones build an invariant retina. Neuron. 2012 Sep 6;75(5):786-98. doi:  10.1016/j.neuron.2012.06.033. PubMed PMID: 22958820; PubMed Central PMCID:  PMC3485567.

Professor Bill Harris

Professor Bill Harris
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Office Phone: 01223 333772