U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jurrien Dean

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-2738
Email: jurriend@helix.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • M.D.College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University1973
  • B.A.Columbia College, Columbia University1969

 Related Links

  • Cell Biology/Cell Signaling
  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

Research in Plain Language

We investigate fertilization and early development in mice. This research provides details on how eggs are matured in the ovary, correctly fertilized by a single sperm and identifies egg factors necessary for the egg to embryo transition. Understanding these events may translate into improved reproductive choices for patients in their childbearing years and suggest strategies of reprograming cells with therapeutic potential in human disease.