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Nanette Nascone-Yoder


CVM Research Building 250


Nanette Nascone-Yoder obtained her BS in Molecular Biology from Eckerd College, and Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology at Harvard University.

Dr. Nascone-Yoder established her laboratory at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and was selected as a University Faculty Scholar in 2013. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Nascone-Yoder’s research is at the intersection of development, evolution and toxicology. Her lab focuses on discovering the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which organs become left-right asymmetric, as a way to understand the causes of laterality-related birth defects. The Nascone-Yoder lab recently pioneered the use of a novel model organism for the study of organogenesis, the Budgett’s frog. The lab’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, and recommended by Faculty of 1000.


Comparative Medicine Institute, Center for Human Health and the Environment, Society for Developmental Biology


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1997
Assistant Professor, Eckerd College, 1997, tenured 2003
Associate Professor, Eckerd College, 2004

Area(s) of Expertise

Morphogenesis, organogenesis, digestive organs, left-right asymmetry


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