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Akankshi Munjal

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Cell Biology
371 B Nanaline Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications

Hydrostatic pressure as a driver of cell and tissue morphogenesis.

Journal Article Semin Cell Dev Biol · November 2022 Morphogenesis, the process by which tissues develop into functional shapes, requires coordinated mechanical forces. Most current literature ascribes contractile forces derived from actomyosin networks as the major driver of tissue morphogenesis. Recent wor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Extracellular hyaluronate pressure shaped by cellular tethers drives tissue morphogenesis.

Journal Article Cell · December 22, 2021 How tissues acquire complex shapes is a fundamental question in biology and regenerative medicine. Zebrafish semicircular canals form from invaginations in the otic epithelium (buds) that extend and fuse to form the hubs of each canal. We find that convent ... Full text Link to item Cite