Positions are available for highly qualified and motivated candidates to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering. The laboratory focuses on studying the molecular-, cellular, and tissue-scale processes that regulate mechanical properties and force-production during morphogenesis. Projects involve a combination of biophysics, cell biology, bioengineering, and embryology.
New publication from collaboration with Erica McGreevy and Jeff Hildebrand.
M. McGreevy. D. Vijayraghavan, L. A. Davidson and J. D. Hildebrand (2015). Shroom3 functions downstream of planar cell polarity to regulate myosin II distribution and cellular organization during neural tube closure. Biology Open . PMID: 25596276, PMCID: 4365487