HOW DO EPITHELIAL CELLS WORK?

Finding out how cells adopt specific shapes and organize themselves into tissues and organs in multicellular organisms is one of the most exciting questions in modern biology with profound implications for human health. 

Epithelial cells are sheets of cells which form the compartments of many organs such as skin, gut, liver, kidney or the retina. Cell polarity is a key feature of simple and more complex epithelial cells such as photoreceptor cells. The polar organization of these cells is fundamental to their anatomy and physiology and an area of intense research in current cell biology. Our aim is to better understand both the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the polarity of epithelial cells and the cell adhesion between epithelial cells that binds cells into tissues. 

CURRENT PROJECTS

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Yurt

Neuroblasts

α-catenin

Trafficking

MEET THE TEAM

Ulli

Ulli

Ulli

Milena

Milena

Milena

David

David

David

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Gerald

Gerald

Gerald

Max

Max

Max

Jacob

Jacob

Jacob

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Undergrads

Undergrads

RESEARCH INTERESTS

September 2021 
Open under University of Toronto
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LAB STATUS

NEWS & UPDATES

Research is funded by contributions from the following agencies: