- September 15, 2019
Nick presents to Rosenfeld Science Scholars Symposium
- September 11, 2019
Kari for the win!
- July 18, 2019
New research from the Cooley lab!
Gametes are the ultimate stem cells with the capacity to produce entire new organisms. We study the development of female gametes, or eggs, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. We are focused on two key aspects of egg development during oogenesis: the role of intercellular bridges called ring canals in developing egg chambers, and the regulation of oocyte growth. Cellular mechanisms used to control oocyte development in Drosophila are directly relevant to female fertility in other animals, including humans.