Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Mechanisms of wound repair, cytoskeletal dynamics, and nuclear architecture in Drosophila
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A hallmark of many diseases and cancers is a dysfunctional cytoskeleton. A properly functioning cytoskeleton is needed for a wide variety of cellular events ranging from cell shape to cell signaling and migration/metastasis. We use multidisciplinary approaches to study these dynamic structural elements in various processes including wound repair and nuclear architecture/organization. Our goal is to understand the role of these elements in regulating normal developmental events and how this regulation goes awry in diseases/cancers, thereby providing new avenues for possible therapeutic targets.
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