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Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Visiting Associate in Biology and Biological Engineering

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M.Sc., University of Warsaw, 1988; Ph.D., 1993. Caltech, 2018-19.

Research Interests

Developmental plasticity, cell fate specification and morphogenesis in the mouse and human embryo

In our group we investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the specification of cell lineages and patterning. The mouse embryo is our major model system because this allows us to combine cell biological and molecular genetic approaches with live embryo imaging to study development in a system that is close to our own, human development.