Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology
Our group focuses on the eukaryotic gene expression and the genetics of vertebrate embryonic development. Developmental studies are focussed largely upon the mechanisms that control stem cell fate. These include studies of the nervous system, germ cells and bone marrow derived stem cells. Our work on the control of gene expression address the machinery used by cells to achieve appropriate levels of functional transcripts. These studies include control of transcription and the mechanisms of RNA maturation.