Developmental Biology of Vertebrates

Our group is interested in understanding how cells sense, integrate and respond to biochemical and mechanical signals from their environment to form functional tissue and organs, and finally a complete embryo.

We are particularly interested in epithelial cells which interact a lot with their environment and assemble into tissues that shape our organs. We use the zebrafish embryo (Danio rerio) as a model organism to study the mechanisms underlying epithelia biology in an in vivo context.