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.
- See our new research article in PLoS Computational Biology about the role of actin filament turnover in generating and sustaining long-range actomyosin flows January 2, 2018
- See our review on the PAR proteins in the current issue of Development October 6, 2017
- See our preview of recent papers on PAR-3 clustering in the current issue of Developmental Cell August 22, 2017
- Congratulations to Ed for successfully renewing his R01 grant to study cytoskeletal dynamics and cell polarity in the C. elegans zygote June 27, 2017
- Congratulations to Leah for receiving a BSCD fellowship to study cell polarity in our lab this summer June 27, 2017
- Congratulations to Jon Michaux and Will McFadden for successfully defending their theses June 14, 2017