Combining genetic tools like induced protein degradation with single-cell imaging (described above) we aim to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that shape genome function. Schematic
Correct patterning and development of many mammalian tissues depends on the activity on cis-regulatory interactions at ultra-long range. We are interested to understand how such long range regulatory interactions are established, and how they derive specificity. Several examples we are studying in the lab include distal enhancers for Pitx1 expression in posterior limbs (300 kb), distal enhancers of Myc (700 […]
Prominent epigenetic chromatin states are associated with distinctive 3D organization. We are interested in understanding how epigenetic state effects 3D structure and transcriptional state and v.v. We are currently tackling this through a combination of single-cell imaging and computational modeling.
We are interested to learn to what extent changes in 3D genome folding facilitate changes in cell fate during development, using both fly and mouse development as a model system. In Drosophila, distinct levels of 3 posterior Hox genes specify the anterior-posterior cell identities in the 10 most posterior segments of the animal. The three genes are positioned next to […]
We are interested in developing microscopy tools for single cell genomics and transcriptomics and applying these to understand transcriptional regulation during development.
The lab had a great time at the annual 4DN consortia meeting, in person for the first time since we joined phase 2. Here we are with colleagues from the Imaging Working group and dinner with the lab the first night
Congrats to postdoctoral fellow Aleena Patel on being named a Walter V. and Idun Berry Postdoctoral Fellow!
Congratulations Sedona for winning the President’s Award for Excellence through Diversity. And hat’s off to all your hard work, passion and leadership, Sedona!
lab decorating Thanksgiving cookies