Marcos González-Gaitán Group
Project at a glance
We want to understand in physical and molecular terms how cells talk to each other during development.
This means our research is highly interdisciplinary: physics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics… Indeed some of us in the lab are biologists, other physicists, chemists, engineers.
We are interested in the signaling events that control tissue growth: how is the shape and final size of a tissue achieved during embryogenesis ?
We focus on two types of proliferation modes: growth control by morphogen gradients and asymmetric cell division in stem cells. We do this using two model systems: Drosophila and Zebrafish.