Monica Gotta



All the cells of a human body, approximately 1013, arise from the division of a single cell, the fertilized oocyte. Cell division is therefore a fundamental process essential for the growth of an organism.
We are interested in three aspects of cell division:

  • Regulation of cell division timing
  • Spindle assembly and orientation
  • Asymmetric cell division

 We study these processes in the C. elegans embryo and in human cells using a combination of cell biology, biochemistry, genetic, genomic and proteomic approaches.

First Asymmetric Division (Wild type embryo).avi