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EMBO Young Investigator

Felipe Karam Teixeira

University of Cambridge | United Kingdom

YIP 2022–2025

Mechanisms controlling and protecting the germline

Our lab focuses on the development of the germline, the 'immortal' cell lineage that provides the continuity of life. We are interested in understanding the genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling germline stem cell behaviour and sheltering the germline genome. Using Drosophila as a model, our work combines developmental, genetics, evolution analysis, and genomic approaches to uncover general principles governing germline biology in vivo.

Keywords: Germline / Drosophila / transposable element / stem cell / epigenetics / Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA) / transcription

Subject area(s): Development | Genome Stability & Dynamics | RNA