Daniel Grimes, Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology

Daniel Grimes

Practice Areas: Embryonic Development, Genetics, Genomics

Daniel Grimes is an academic expert in genetics, genomics and embryonic development. At the University of Oregon, he is an assistant professor of biology and a member of the Institute of Molecular Biology. Daniel studies symmetries and asymmetries in the body plan. Many features of vertebrate bodies, such as the skeleton and the limbs, display symmetry between left and right. By contrast, the internal organs exhibit left-right asymmetries in their position and structure. His lab uses genetic, genomic and imaging procedures to understand the basis of these symmetries and asymmetries during development and growth. He is also interested in how (a)symmetries contribute to human diseases including birth defects and scoliosis.

Contact: dtgrimes@uoregon.edu 


Recent Media: 
Biologists to study prions, embryos with big NIH grants (Around the O, Dec. 9, 2021)
Fish with creepy curved backbones could help explain scoliosis (WIRED, July 8, 2016)  
Scoliosis traced to problems in spinal fluid flow, Francis Collins (NIH Director's Blog, July 7, 2016)