Research interests

  • Preimplantation development and embryonic stem cells
  • Oviduct development and homeostasis
  • CRISPR/Cas-mediated genome editing

Epithelium is a fundamental tissue structure for organisms. It plays essential roles in animal development and homeostasis.   Our laboratory is interested in epithelial morphogenesis and homeostasis in reproduction, development and cancer. We use mouse embryos, embryonic stem cells and female reproductive tracts to study lineage specification, pluripotency and ovarian cancer tumorigenesis.

Members of the laboratory

Keerthana Harwalkar, BSc
Master student

YuQi Li, BSc
Master student

Hengameh Kazemdarvish, MSc
PhD student

Soaad Galal, MSc
PhD student

Matthew Ford, PhD

Nobuko Yamanaka, MSc
Research assistant