Xiaowei LuDepartment of Cell Biology, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 02 February 2009)
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, University of Virginia, School of Medicine
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Developmental regulation of planar cell polarity in the mammalian nervous system.
Cell polarity is tightly coupled to specialized cell functions and is fundamental to many cellular processes in development and disease. Two forms of epithelial polarity have been observed: one along the apical-basal axis, and one orthogonal to the apical-basal axis known as planar cell polarity (PCP). The Lu lab is interested in dissecting the signaling events that generate planar asymmetry and the resulting cellular behaviors during mammalian development, with a specific focus on two types of polarized cells in the nervous system, namely neuroepithelial cells and neurons.
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