Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
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We are interested in how cell division occurs “in situ”, that is, how are fundamental mitotic processes adapted to the native environment in which a cell divides. We address this question using the adult germline stem cells and embryonic blastomeres of C. elegans as a model. We use a combination of live-cell imaging, quantitative image analysis and genetic approaches to investigate how different aspects of mitosis are modified by the adoption of cell fate during development, by physiological changes in the adult organism and by the complex architecture of mature tissues.