Published: Ai-Sun Tseng

Ai-Sun Tseng (Life Sciences) recently published a research article titled "Effects of the Biocide Methylisothiazolinone on Xenopus laevis Wound Healing and Tail Regeneration” in Aquatic Toxicology. This study shows that the commonly used preservative, methylisothiazolinone, impairs the natural repair ability of frog tadpoles to regrow tails. Co-authors include four former and current UNLV undergraduate researchers:

  • Nicole Delos Santos, '14 BS and current post-baccalaureate student
  • Summer Azmat, '15 BS
  • Yesenia Cuenca, a current student
  • Jessica Drenth, '14 BS

All four were recipients of a National Institutes of Health/Nation Science Foundation undergraduate research fellowship.

Tseng’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that enable animals to regrow organs and tissues with the goal of applying this knowledge toward developing regenerative therapeutics.


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