Welcome to the Munro Lab

We seek to understand how embryonic cells organize morphogenetic activities in space and time. How do they organize force production in space and time? How they harness these forces to polarize, divide, move and change shape? How do groups of cells work together to shape embryonic tissues?, and how do these cell and tissue-level behaviors emerge from the dynamic interplay of biochemical signaling, cytoskeletal dynamics and cell mechanics. To address these questions, we combine traditional approaches from molecular genetics and cell biology with quantitative microscopy and mathematical modeling.

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