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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


Steve Cappell

I am interested in understanding the precise molecular events that allow cells to transition from G1 to S phase and enter the cell cycle. Specifically, I use quantitative and systems-level approaches to study the roles of CDKs and the ubiquitin ligases APC and SCF in regulating the G1/S checkpoint

email: scappell 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

Arnold Hayer

Collective endothelial cell migration Collective cell migration is required for morphogenesis during development and for repair following injury. Directional signals guiding collective cell movement are thought to be transmitted mechanically between cells via cell-cell junctions. Using monolayers of primary human endothelial cells (HUVEC) as a model system, I study how forces applied to the junction locally by one cell are sensed by its neighbor and converted into biochemical signals.

email: arnoldh at

Ariel Jaimovich

After being transcribed, mRNA can go through a variety of processes that control its translation into protein. I'm interested in using a variety of tools to visualize mRNA in fixed and living cells in order to learn more about the various aspects of translation regulation.

email: ajaimovich 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

Seth Malsmerjö

I am interested in the molecular mechanism of mast cell secretion. Mast cells are key players in acute allergic reactions and allergic asthma. Upon activation by antigen stimulation, mast cells release their granule content, such as histamine.

email: sethma at

Lindsey Pack


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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

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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

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Yilin Fan

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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


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Jennie Rivera Visitacion

Administrative Associate

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Jaime Larios

Lab technician