David Parichy

Parichy, David

Primary Appointment

Professor, Biology


  • BA, Biology, Reed College
  • PhD, Population Biology, University of California, Davis
  • Postdoc, Genetics, Genomics, University of Virginia

Contact Information

Physical and Life Sciences Building 314
Email: dparichy@virginia.edu
Website: http://dparichy.as.virginia.edu/

Research Disciplines

Bioinformatics and Genomics, Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Metabolism, Neuroimmunology, Neuroscience

Research Interests

Developmental Genetics, Evolution and Regeneration of Adult Morphology in Vertebrates

Research Description

Much of our work uses zebrafish and related species, and emphasizes pigmentation, pigment cells, and their neural crest progenitors. Additional efforts focus on mechanisms of melanoma progression, development and regeneration of scales and skin in zebrafish, and appendage regeneration in salamanders.

Past areas of research have included genetic controls of post-embryonic development and metamorphosis; behavioral significance of pigment pattern variation; molecular and endocrine factors in skeletogenesis and kidney function; zebrafish natural history in India; and pigment pattern development and evolution in amphibians. The lab has diverse interests and we are always happy to entertain new ideas. We welcome postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduates.

Selected Publications