I am a postdoctoral scientist with a focus on epithelial cell-cell adhesion relevant to normal development and certain types of cancer. To identify components and mechanisms regulating cell adhesion - in particular the remodeling of the adherens junction during embryogenesis and epithelial cell division - genetically enhanced cell biology in the fruitfly Drosophila and mammalian cell culture systems are my experimental systems of choice. This line of work impinges on many aspects of epithelial cells including their polarity, cytoskeletal status and the trafficking of adhesion proteins. Currently, I am working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the United States.

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When Science Meets Music – it takes two to tango…

There are differently colored knots woven into our social fabric where music and science are interweaved. In this article I’ll touch on some intriguing and/or amusing examples that recently caught my attention. Music and pathology (‘musical healing’) Music has the ability to pleasure us in the most pervasive ways. Simply put, it makes us feel…

18 Mar 2011 Fun Stuff