Self-organization is a fascinating process observed during various biological process and one such fascination is morphogenesis. Where biochemical signaling driven symmetry breaking events and physical processes such as cellular rearrangements, tissue folding work synergistically to pattern and mold tissues in a spatio-temporal manner. Mishaps in this process give rise to morphogenetic mutants and variable developmental phenotypes in a diverse range of organisms.
My project explores the interplay between long range cytoskeletal elements during morphogenesis observed in small organisms and deriving analogies from the physics of liquid crystals.
My previous scientific research focused on understanding intracellular components driving intracellular symmetry breaking events during cell-migration.
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