ncpeters

Student Profile

First Name: 
Nathaniel
Last Name: 
Peters
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Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Genome Sciences
MCB Entry Quarter: 
Autumn
MCB Entry Year: 
2008
E-Mail: 

ncpeters (at) u.washington.edu

Mail/Box #: 

355065

Address: 

Lab Information
Advisor: 
Lab Location: 
Foege S433A
Lab Phone #: 
(206) 543-1622
Research
Research Summary: 

In short, I study how flat monolayer sheets of epithelial cells coordinate movement and shape change to form 3-dimensional structures such as tubes. My lab utilizes the flat monolayer of follicle cells that encase developing oocytes in female Drosophila melanogaster as our model. During oogenesis, or female gamete formation, these follicle cells undergo patterning to establish distinct populations of follicle cells with different morphogenic fates. Two dorso-lateral patches of follicle cells coordinate movement and shape change to form a pair of dorsal appendage breathing tubes that facilitate gas exchange after the oocyte is fertilized and the egg is laid. We study the genes that coordinate the morphogenesis of these dorsal appendages.

Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Publications: 
20144993
23545328
24113787
Academic Information
TA/Out Reach
Class/Activity: 
Biochem 442
Quarter: 
Spring
Year: 
2010
Class/Activity: 
BioQuest Week 1
Quarter: 
Summer
Year: 
2008