Jesús Torres-Vázquez, PhD

Associate Professor; Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Developmental Genetics. Department of Cell Biology

Torres-Vázquez Lab

Cell Biology




Contact Information

540 First Avenue
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Floor 4, Lab 15
New York, NY 10016

Office Tel: (212) 263-0259
Lab Tel: (212) 263-0298
Fax: (212) 263-7760

Admin Contact

Dolly Chan
Tel: (646) 501-0679

Mechanisms that Shape the Anatomical Patterning of the Vasculature in Zebrafish

We use the zebrafish as a model system to understand how vessels form with proper anatomy to perform their vital functions.

Areas of interest in the lab include:

  1. The role of axon guidance cues and their receptors, like Semaphorins and Plexins, in shaping the vasculature.
  2. The genetic control of brain vascularization.
  3. How signaling pathways and/or physiological inputs crosstalk to modulate the formation of the vascular tree.