Cellular and Developmental Genetics
The groups in this theme study the expression of genes and their encoded proteins at the cellular level, to elucidate how genes function and interact to regulate organismal development and evolution.
Genetics research in our school harnesses all core genetic models for genetics – fruit flies, zebra fish, and Arabidopsis.
Coral uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to investigate cellular and developmental genetics, with a focus on how cells respond to signals from their environment.
|Burke, Richard |
Richard is using the experimental advantages of the vinegar fly Drosophila to investigate the genetic regulation of metal ion metabolism in animal development and disease.
Robert researches the genetic causes, disease mechanisms, and potential therapies for a range of myopathies using the zebrafish as an in vivo model system.
|Bowman, John |
John researches the genetic and molecular basis of pattern formation in plant development and the evolution of land plant morphology.
Suresh is interested in deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying phenotypic variation that shapes evolution in plants.
|Smyth, David |
David investigates how genes regulate the morphogenesis of flowers using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model.