The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Hanna-Rose lab

Wendy Hanna-Rose's lab uses C. elegans as a model to study the cell biology of development.
abnormal vulva

abnormal vulva

In the Hanna-Rose lab, we are interested in how cells come together to form organs with specific shapes and specialized functions. We use the C. elegans vulva as a model system as its development is well-defined and easy to follow. We use genetics to identify mutants with abnormal vulva morphology, and then try to understand how the mutations affect development. We are currently interested in how vulval and uterine development are coordinated, and how metabolism influences specific developmental events.