Meet #ChonkTheAxolotl from Dr. Crystal Rogers' lab! This baby-faced aquatic salamander is helping scientists understand neural crest cells (the cells that help form our face, skin color, and peripheral nervous system). Discovering more about these cells can help researchers understand congenital disorders and certain types of cancer.
Tune in to this week's episode of the #UCDavis Unfold podcast to learn more: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/podcasts-and-shows/unfold/chonk-axolotl