Laboratory of Developmental Genetics and Tissue Homeostasis

Welcome to the Macabenta Lab at CSUMB!

We are a developmental biology lab in the Department of Biology and Chemistry at California State University, Monterey Bay. Through a combination of high-resolution microscopy techniques and the vast array of genetics and molecular biology tools available to the Drosophila fruit fly model system, we seek to uncover the mechanisms underlying quality control during organogenesis. 

Project 1: Interdependent tissue dynamics during collective migration

Project 2: MicroRNA-dependent quality control during organ development

Project 3: Nonapoptotic roles of caspases



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