BMB is holding a special seminar with Qiong Yang from the University of Michigan, hosted by Jingyi Fei. The talk will be Wednesday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m. in GCIS W301. The talk title is: "From molecules to development: understanding biological oscillations and pattern formation."
An overview of our research interest: The Yang Lab studies biological oscillations and self-organization phenomena (e.g. mitotic oscillations, periodic somite formation, etc.) in both cell-free artificial cell-cycle systems and early zebrafish embryos. We focus on understanding how the network structures of biological clocks are linked to their functions, such as tunability and robustness, and how individuals coordinate through biochemical and mechanical signals to generate collective spatiotemporal patterns. To pin down the physical mechanisms that give rise to these complex phenomena, we integrate modeling, time-lapse fluorescence microscopy, and microfluidic techniques.