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My laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular basis of male fertility. Specifically we focus on two fundamental processes, how chromosomes are accurately segregated during meiosis and the cellular events underlying sperm development. To investigate these we employ the Drosophila melanogaster fruit flymodel system and a multidisciplinary approach that combines quantitative live cell microscopy with molecular genetics and additional complementary imaging and analytical techniques.
We are currently investigating two related areas; 1) defining the pathways of microtubule nucleation responsible for bipolar spindle formation and chromosome movement, 2) identifying the role of the cytoskeleton in sperm flagellum assembly and function.
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Field of research codes
Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biological Sciences (060000): Cell and Nuclear Division (060402): Cell Development, Proliferation and Death (060103): Genetics (060400): Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics) (060109)
cytoskeleton, microtubule, motor protein, kinesin, mitosis, meiosis, spermatogenesis, spindle, kinetochore, chromosome, microscopy, cell division, drosophila, aneuploidy, fertility, sterility, gamete, sperm, primary culture, spermatocyte, neuroblast, imaging, live-cell imaging, centromere, chromatin, microtubule associated protein, proteomics, genetics, segregation, cell biology, karyokinesis, cytokinesis, male fertility
BIology of Cells
Mammalian Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology