Cell division and development
How an egg develops from a single fertilized cell into a complex, differentiated multicellular organism remains one of the fundamental and fascinating questions driving much of biology and genetics. Cell division is key to this process: symmetric proliferative divisions allow cell number to increase and organisms to grow whereas asymmetric divisions promote the creation of cell diversity.
Research in my team addresses two major questions:
- What are the molecular and biophysical mechanisms driving asymmetric cell division?
- How do dividing cells cope with a stressful environment?
If you are interested in some of the projects running in the lab, watch our video!