Studying the control of growth

Understanding how cells grow and divide is a fundamental problem in biology. During animal development the proper regulation of cell growth is essential for controlling organ and organism size. While in cancer, deregulated cell growth is often an early event in tumor formation. We use a combination of molecular and genetic approaches to study cell, tissue and body growth, using Drosophila as a model system.

Our lab is a member of the Clark Smith Center, a Brain Tumor Research Program at the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute in Calgary, Alberta. We are also members of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary. You can also follow us on facebook and twitter.Liz puape

CD_Fruitfly03(image from: “Instant Messaging” Savraj S Grewal. The Scientist, Mar 1, 2013)