faculty

Clemens Cabernard

ccabern@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Cancer Biology

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology

Molecular cell biology and mechanics of asymmetric cell division

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Kinkaid Room: Kin162 Phone: 206-616-7368 https://www.biology.washington.edu/people/profile/clemens-cabernard

Lab Information

Location: Department of Biology Building: Kinkaid Room: 162 Phone: 206-616-7368 https://www.cabernardlab.org/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter
Permanent

Research Summary

My lab is studying asymmetric cell division (ACD), a process that generates cellular diversity.
We are using fly neural stem cells as a model to study the molecular cell biology and mechanics of asymmetric stem cell division. Our current research focus is on (1) the molecular mechanisms underlying the establishment and maintenance of centrosome asymmetry and biased centrosome segregation. (2) Cell cortex dynamics and cleavage furrow positioning during asymmetric cell division. (3) Mechanical and biophysical mechanisms involved in ACD.