Taylor Pompan, B.S.

Taylor Pompan, B.S.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Taylor is studying embryonic limb development using complex mouse genetics and advanced imaging analysis. The embryonic vertebrate limb begins as a bud of mesenchyme, jacketed in ectoderm. At the distal end of the embryonic limb bud is a structure called the Apical Ectodermal Ridge (AER), which provides signals necessary for limb bud outgrowth and patterning.  Taylor is focused on the specific molecular signals from the AER and, in particular, AER-derived FGF signals that drive early pelvic girdle formation.

Areas of Expertise

1) Embryonic Development  2) FGF Signaling  3) Imaging  4) Mouse Genetics