Natasza A. Kurpios

Associate Professor
Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

C4-161 Veterinary Medical Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-4452

Natasza A. Kurpios

Associate Professor
Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

Expertise

Developmental, genetic, molecular, and cell biology

Current Research Interest

Our lab uses classical chicken embryology and modern mouse genetics to understand organ morphogenesis, with particular emphasis on gut development and gut lymphatic vasculature.

Selected Publications

Mahadevan, Aparna, Ian C. Welsh, Aravind Sivakumar, David W. Gludish, Abigail R. Shilvock, Drew M. Noden, David Huss, Rusty Lansford, and Natasza A. Kurpios. “The Left-Right Pitx2 Pathway Drives Organ-Specific Arterial and Lymphatic Development in the Intestine.” Developmental Cell 31, no. 6 (2014): 690–706.

Sivakumar, Aravind, Aparna Mahadevan, Mark E. Lauer, Ricky J. Narvaez, Siddesh Ramesh, Cora M. Demler, Nathan R. Souchet, Vincent C. Hascall, Ron J. Midura, Stavros Garantziotis, David B. Frank, Koji Kimata, and Natasza A. Kurpios. “Midgut Laterality Is Driven by Hyaluronan on the Right.” Developmental Cell 46, no. 5 (2018): 533–551.

Cornell Research Website Article

Left Turn Only: Exploring Gut Asymmetry