The role of cell contractility in looping morphogenesis of the small intestine
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The project aims to understand how molecular control of cell behaviors in the developing embryo lead to mechanical deformations that precisely shape tissues and organs. In particular, the project will focus on looping of the small intestine, a process that often fails in the form of devastating birth defects such as gastroschisis and midgut volvulus.
Lab: Morphogenesis and Developmental Biomechanics Lab