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Elisa Martí

Instituto de Biología Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB), Barcelona | Spain

EMBO 2021

Development of the spinal cord in health and disease

Our laboratory focuses on the study of the basic principles regulating the shape and growth of the brain and the spinal cord during embryo development, as well as the mechanisms generating neuron diversity in the developing organ. We pay particular attention to studying the signalling pathways and cellular mechanisms that might explain congenital anatomical malformations such as microcephaly or spina bifida.

Keywords: Spinal cord development / morphogens in developmental neurobiology / gene regulatory networks for generation of cell diversity / control of cell division in neurogenesis / microcephaly

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Development | Differentiation & Death | Neuroscience