Lab Mission

A highly complex regulatory network of signaling pathways has evolved in multicellular organisms to ensure cellular functions during development and under changing environmental conditions. Defects in these pathways cause abnormal cell behavior including uncontrolled growth and cancer.

The main interest of our lab is to understand how these pathways cooperate to maintain cell and tissue homeostasis throughout normal development, under stress conditions and how their function can be derailed during diseases such as cancer. To address these questions we take advantage of the wide range of genetic, molecular and genomic techniques available in Drosophila melanogaster.