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Tobias Meyer

Ca2+, lipid second messenger and small GTPase signaling pathways; Control of cell polarity, chemotaxis, and collective migration as well as cell proliferation and differentiation decisions

email: tobias1 at


Lin Gan

My research interests are understanding mTOR signaling and nutrient sensing from a global perspective as well as elucidating the mechanism of nutrient sensing at the molecular level.

email: lgan at

Damien Garbett

In order to migrate as a cohesive group, cells must coordinate their polarization signals, migratory direction and speed, maintenance of cell-cell junctions, and cytoskeletal activity all at both the single cell and group levels. I am interested in how cells within a group are able to achieve this remarkable level of coordination.

email: dgarbett at

Marielle Köberlin

The composition of the cellular lipid landscape is essential for the regulation of biological processes. Previously, the functional annotation of membrane lipids in macrophages led to the identification of lipid species differentially regulating receptor signaling. Cell migration and cell division are both fundamental processes that are precisely regulated by conserved signaling pathways combined with the availability of metabolites. My research is centered around the identification of metabolic pathways and specific metabolites regulating cell cycle progression and migration.

email: mkoeberlin at

Lindsey Pack

I am interested in understanding how distinct chromatin modifications regulate the entry, exit, and maintenance of quiescence through control of both chromatin accessibility and site-specific transcriptional control of critical cell cycle genes.

email: lpack at

Hee Won Yang

I am interested in understanding the signaling network in systems level. How signaling proteins induce signaling cascades, cross-regulate, and are correlated with each other.

email: heewony at

Graduate students

Anjali Bisaria

I study how asymmetry cytoskeleton organization promotes and maintains morphological and signaling polarity during cell migration. Specifically, I am interested in how the actin cortex and associated ERM proteins alter membrane tension.

email: abisaria at

Mingyu Chung

The rate of cell division is largely dictated by the amount of time individual cells spend in a non-dividing state before entering a cycle of cell division. My research focuses on dissecting the signaling pathways regulating cell-cycle entry.

email: mingyuc at

Leighton Daigh

My research focuses on how stochastic levels of endogenous cellular stress impact cell cycle dynamics and the proliferation decision.

email: ldaigh at

Yilin Fan

I study the transcriptional regulation of cellular quiescence and cell-cycle entry.

email: yilinfan at

Katie Ferrick

I am interested in how cells integrate physical and chemical cues when making proliferation-quiescence decisions. My research currently focuses on how cells mediate contact inhibition of proliferation through junction-associated protein complexes.

email: kferrick at

Bo Gu

Joint with the Wysocka lab

email: bgu1224 at

Chad Liu

I am interested in understanding the mechanism underlying hysteresis in cell cycle entry.

email: chadliu at

Nalin Ratnayeke

I study regulatory dynamics at the G1/S transition, particularly how cells control DNA replication machinery in order to faithfully duplicate their genome.

email: nalinratnayeke at



Taylor Crisologo

Administrative Associate

email: tlc95 at

Jaime Larios

Lab technician