Supracellular Biophysics of Organ Morphogenesis
In feats of dynamic self-organization, visceral organ tissues transform into specific shapes that are vital for their function. The convergence of quantitative microscopy, computation, and genetic tools now enables access to the dynamic and mechanical processes by which tissues sculpt complex visceral organ shapes. Our lab addresses the collective cell behaviors and mechanical interactions between mesodermal and epithelial tissue layers that link genes to geometry. We combine whole-organ live imaging, genetic perturbations, computational microscopy, and analytic approaches from soft matter physics.
We value curiosity, creativity, and courage to tackle cross-disciplinary perspectives.