My research interests are focused on the molecular mechanisms that guide neuronal growth cones through the developing embryo to reach and select their appropriate synaptic targets.
Cytoskeletal Biology (Cellular Architecture and Mechanics)
Our laboratory works on cell biology topics in two areas: cytoskeletal dynamics and the control of genome stability. Our approaches include genetics, functional genomics, biochemistry and live cell imaging. Ongoing projects use both yeast and animal cell systems.
Our research focuses on the processes that mediate and regulate the movement of membrane proteins throughout cells.
Our laboratory is investigating the cellular processes and pathways that are involved in normal morphogenesis of epithelial tissues as well as those involved in the initiation and progression of epithelial tumors.