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Rachel Brewster

Assoc Prof

Biological Sciences
Ph D, University of Michigan (1996)

Received a BS degree from the University of Geneva in 1989, Switzerland and a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1996). Postdoctoral work in the area of developmental neurobiology in the laboratories of Dr Ariel Ruiz i Altaba at NYU, Skirball Institute of Biomedical Sciences, NY, NY (1996-1999) and Dr Marnie Halpern at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Dept of Embryology, Baltimore (MD) (2000-2003).

Research Interests

Regulation of brain development and metabolism.

Teaching Interests

Developmental biology, cell biology, metabolism, genetics.

Selected Classes
Fall 2014 BIOL 442 – Developmental Biology
Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Brewster, Rachel M. (Principal) Novel inducers of hypometabolism for preservation of transplant tissue Grant (Funded) Sponsored by Department of Defense (Sep 30, 2016 – Sep 29, 2018)

Brewster, Rachel M. (Principal) Signaling mechanisms that mediate anoxia-induced cellular arrest Grant (Not Funded) Sponsored by NIH/NICHD

Intellectual Contributions

Use of immunolabeling to analyze stable, dynamic, and nascent microtubules in the zebrafish embryo No Journal of Visualized Experimentation


(Presenter) Allied Genetics Conference Oral Presentation Role of RGMa/Neo signaling in Brain Development GSA Orlando, FL

(Presenter) Mid-Atlantic Zebrafish Meeting Oral Presentation Role of RGMa/Neo signaling in Brain Development U Penn

(Author & Presenter) SACNAS Oral Presentation The brawn behind brain cells: microtubules and their regulators Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Washington DC