We use the zebrafish inner development to investigate emerging behaviors in tissue morphogenesis as a result of under-explored players such as the mechano-chemical roles of the ECM, feedback interactions between patterning and morphogenesis, and the contribution of tissue geometry in determining robust organ shape. Our long-term vision is to build an integrated framework for tissue morphogenesis encapsulating reciprocal flow of information between genetic-patterns, cellular mechanics, tissue dynamics, and organ geometry for successful embryonic development.
Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2001 - 2027
ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026
Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026
ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development · 2019 - 2025