Research Overview

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Our lab uses proteomics, flurescent probe development and time-lapse microscopy to study two central questions in developmental biology:

  • Tissue morphogenesis: Embryo development is typified by a tremendous amount of cell movement. How do the cells in fruit fly (Drosphilia) embryos change their shape to drive tissue morphogeneis?
  • Programmed cell death: Programmed cell death (apoptosis) plays a central role in embryonic development. How do cells decide to die to maintain tissue homeostasis? (more)