Revealing the mechanobiology of neural tube formation (2022–2025)

This project aims to understand the formation of the neural tube; a fundamental tissue structure that generates the brain and the spinal cord. Using interdisciplinary approaches and exploiting recent advances in transgenic and imaging technologies, we expect to reveal the complex interplay between cells and their environment that generates mechanical forces to direct neural tissue formation. Outcomes include knowledge of previously intractable developmental processes, training of future scientists and development of international collaborations. This should provide enhanced imaging capacity, a higher quality scientific workforce and position Australia at the forefront of cell and developmental biology.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Senior Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Funded by:
Australian Research Council