Genomics of gene regulation in Drosophila development.
Research in the lab is centered on the fundamental question of how a single genome gives rise to a variety of cell types and body parts during development. This question can be broken into two parts:
- How are cell fates specified?
- How are they maintained over time?
We focus on the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation to answer these questions, using a combination of genomics, Drosophila genetics, microscopy, and biochemistry.