Berg, Celeste

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
Celeste
Last Name: 
Berg
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Title: 
Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Genome Sciences
E-Mail: 
Mail/Box #: 

355065

Office Location: 

Foege S433C

Office Phone: 
(206) 543-1677
Alternate Phone: 
(206) 543-1622
Research

Research Summary: 

In the Berg Lab, we use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to investigate cell communication and cell migration, two processes critical for development and human disease progression. We study the signaling pathways that pattern the follicular epithelium surrounding the oocyte. We also investigate the link between these cell fates and the subsequent cell shape changes and movements that reorganize the flat epithelium into two closed tubes. Patterning and morphogenesis are the fundamental building blocks of all developmental processes. We also use other Drosophilid species to explore how development must change in order to evolve new patterns and shapes of tubes.

 

Short Research Description: 
Functional genomics of patterning and morphogenesis
Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Keywords: 
<p> developmental genetics, pattern formation, organ formation, cell signaling, mechanisms of evolution, functional genomics</p>
Publications

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Year: 
2015 - 2020

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