Probing the Principles
of Cell Signaling AND Behavior
Our lab studies the mechanisms that govern essential cell decisions like growth, differentiation, and death. We aim to understand how cells process signals in their environment through time and space, how proper signal processing drives cell decisions, and how improper signal processing may underlie disease. We specialize in using light-activatible tools that can probe living cells in real-time with exquisite precision. Success in our work will reveal new insights for cellular engineering and control for various therapeutic and industrial applications.