faculty

Celeste Berg

caberg@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution (Area Director)

Development and evolution in Drosophila oogenesis

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Foege Room: S-443C Box: 355065 Phone: 206-543-1677 http://depts.washington.edu/cberglab/wordpress/

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: Foege Room: S-443 Box: 355065 Phone: 206-543-1622 http://depts.washington.edu/cberglab/wordpress/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter
Permanent

Research Summary

We use Drosophila to ask developmental and evolutionary questions concerning patterning and shape. How do individual cells within a sheet become different from each other? How do cells work together to create an organ? How are these processes modulated to create new forms? Our genetic tools let us manipulate gene function in single cells. Our genomic tools let us compare species over a range of evolutionary time. Our live imaging system lets us explore processes in real time. How pattern and shape create form is important because imperfections in these processes cause birth defects.