Linda S. Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of College of Science and Math, University Of Massachusetts - Boston
Associate Member, Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
DF/HCC Program AffiliationCancer Cell Biology
My laboratory uses the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to understand basic aspects of cell biology. The research in my lab focuses on the process of sporulation (the yeast cell's version of gametogenesis which involves meiosis followed by spore morphogenesis) to ask questions about the regulation of developmental processes. In particular, we are interested in examining questions such as how cell signaling affects cellular architecture and how the appropriate timing of developmental events is regulated. Our studies employ biochemical, cell biological, genetic, and genomic techniques. Research projects in the lab include studies on how the MAP kinase Smk1 coordinates transitions in spore wall formation and how the PH-domain containing protein Spo71 regulates spore morphogenesis.
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