EMBO Young Investigator
In my lab we are interested in the events occurring at the cellular and tissue level that are responsible for the formation of complex three-dimensional organs. Along these lines we investigate vertebrate eye development as a paradigm for tissue morphogenesis. Our studies span developmental stages from optic cup formation to retinal neurogenesis, for which we integrate both the cellular and the tissue level in the zebrafish, Danio rerio.
Keywords: Cell biology of development / morphogenesis / tissue mechanics / retina / zebrafish