Control of Programmed Cell Death in Drosophila

Project Description : 

My laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate skeletal muscle atrophy and death using a variety of model systems. In collaboration with Dr. Michele Markstein (Drosophila geneticist in the Department of Biology), we will use genetic approaches to characterize a newly discovered cell death gene in fly.

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Schwartz and Markstein labs

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Larry Schwartz

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