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Our Research

We use fruit fly gonads to explore the mystery of life.

Our challenges are to better understand;

1) how cells divide asymmetrically to generate different cell types in our body

2) once they are formed, how cells know their identities and behave accordingly

3) how cells communicate with each other to maintain a highly organized system

News & Events

Unexpected function of niche cells.

Self-limiting stem-cell niche signaling through degradation of a stem-cell receptor

PLoS Biol. 2020 Dec 14;18(12):e3001003.