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The Baskin Laboratory is focused on studying four interrelated areas of the developing uro-genital tract. They are bladder development, urethral development, hypospadias and clinical research also know as translational studies. Our overriding scientific theme is to study how cells send and receive signals to interact during normal development and when diseases that affect pediatric urologic patients are present.


Bladder Development

Cell signaling in the bladder


Urethral Development

Seam development: The urethral forms by closure of the urethreal seam into a tube. This figure illustrates progressive epithelial seam fusion.



Normal anatomy: Three dimensional reconstruction of the normal fetal penis showing the neuronal pathway.



DMSA renal scan: Severe vesico-ureteral reflux and scarring documented by DMSA renal scan.


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