Building a Bio-Highway: How Does a Lymphatic Vessel Develop?


This image, captured by Christopher Turner of the Hynes Laboratory at the Koch Institute, shows growing lymphatic vessels and blood vessels in the skin.


Christopher Turner
Hynes Lab, Koch Institute
Confocal Micrograph 

Lymphatic vessels (green) carry white-blood-cell-containing fluid called lymph throughout the body.  In cancer, they can also serve as pipelines for the metastatic spread of tumors.  This image is part of an investigation that uses new tools to search for the genes that drive lymphatic growth and development.


Christopher Turner explains how and why he captured this image of lymphatic vessel development.