Cell biology and mechanics of asymmetric cell division

How developing organisms generate and maintain cells with specialized functions and fates is a fundamental problem in biology. The Cabernard lab is investigating asymmetric cell division (ACD), a process that generates cellular diversity.

We are using Drosophila melanogaster neuroblasts, the neural stem cells in the fly as a model to study the molecular cell biology and mechanics of asymmetric stem cell division.

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Mechanisms and function of sibling cell size asymmetry

Centrosome asymmetry and biased segregation

Cabernard lab | August 2017 | Photo credits: Mark Stone, Lisa Tran, Cabernard lab

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