Ph.D. Degree Mentors
Planar signaling, polarity and morphogenesis.
Matrix Biology and Engineering
Cell-Surface Glycoprotein Dynamics and Cell Locomotion
Pathogenic mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders
Role of Arf family GTPases in vesicular transport and cytoskeleton assembly.
Cell Biology of bacterial pathogenesis.
The innate immune response to bacterial infection.
Regeneration and Developmental Biology of the Hearing and Balance Organs in the Vertebrate Ear.
Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development
Cell Adhesion and Adhesion-Dependent Cell Signaling in Vertebrate Morphogenesis
Neural Development; Cell Division in Neural Stem Cells; Axon Outgrowth and Guidance
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis
Insulin signaling, insulin-regulated membrane trafficking and associated changes in cellular function and whole body physiology
Architecture and function of biological membranes
Regulation of Polarized Morphogenesis
The role of glia in the development, maintenance and regeneration of the nervous system
Regeneration and Systemic Responses to Tissue Damage
Morphogenesis of the Developing Wolffian/Epididymal duct
Restoration of Homeostasis in Disease
Wnt/PCP signaling in inner ear development Mouse models for human deafness Wnt/PCP signaling in neural tube closure
Obesity and Aging
Developmental Genetics, Evolution and Regeneration
Nuclear Transport in Chromatin Assembly and Transcriptional Regulation
Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy in meiosis and mitosis
Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in Mitosis and generation of Chromosomal Instability in tumors
Cell behavior and morphogenesis during early mouse development.
Biomembrane Structure and Function; Cell Entry of Enveloped Viruses; Neurosecretion by Exocytosis; Structure of Bacterial Pathogen Membrane Proteins; Lipid-Protein Interactions
Molecular control of embryonic development
Molecular Mechanisms of Early Vertebrate Development and Morphogenesis. Application to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Development of the nervous system: cytoskeleton and membrane traffic in axon and dendrite growth.
Regulation of Gene Expression, Development and Tumor Progression by TGF beta Signaling