We use the genetic model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to study how animals develop. The transparency and distinct anatomy of C. elegans allow us to analyze development at the single cell level. My lab uses genetic, molecular biology, biochemistry, and state of the art video microscopy techniques to elucidate the genetic and molecular mechanisms that control cell shape, cell movement, cell division and cell fate.
April 2018- March 2024:
Natural Sciences and Engineer Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Neuronal and Epidermal Signaling during C. elegans Morphogenesis. Discovery Grant.
Oct. 2019-Sept. 2025:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Role of Insulin signaling in Neuronal Development. Operating Grant.