European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milano | Italy
Our group is interested in the mechanisms of oriented cell division and stem cell fate determination. Specifically, we study macromolecular assemblies coordinating division orientation with epithelial polarity, which allow self-renewal and tissue homeostasis. For this, we combine high-resolution structural biology, biochemistry and cell biology. Recently we became interested in understanding the mechanistic basis of stem cell-niche communication.
Keywords: Oriented divisions / asymmetric divisions / self-renewal / mitosis / cell fate determination
Subject area(s): Structural Biology & Biophysics | Proteins & Biochemistry | Cell & Tissue Architecture | Cell Cycle