Investigating the function of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in the rhombomeric boundaries

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Genetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
neuromeres neurobiology developmental biology Wnt signaling patterning
Project description

The brain is a complex structure containing several cell types, organized and connected in ordered patterns. My research focuses on the formation of the hindbrain. Using frog embryos, we will be studying how two well-known developmental signaling pathways (i.e. Wnt and Notch) contribute to the organization of the hindbrain, and its transient segmentation in discrete functional units called neuromeres.