Research Output per year
Cooperation and conflict management in epithelium
Cells reside within our body as structured communities governed by rules enforcing cooperative behaviour in order to regulate functionality of organs. Mutations often give rise to corrupted individuals and bring conflict in cellular society wherein mutated cells compete with healthy cells for space and survival- a phenomena known as cell competition, in which winners survive and thrive at the expense of losers. Undoubtedly who wins this competition drive overall health of the organ and can also lead to pathological situations.
I am interested in understanding cooperation and conflict management in epithelial cell communities. Cells within an epithelium are connected with their neighbours with active interactions and often use mechanical signals to communicate. I am studying how cells utilize mechano-transduction to cooperate and also to compete with their neighbours in order to maintain a healthy tissue status.
Investigator, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Guest Scientist , Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article (Academic Journal)
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter (Academic Journal)