Welcome to the Membrane Remodeling Lab! We are a dedicated team of scientists, fascinated by the dynamic world of biological membranes. Our research is focused on exploring the molecular mechanisms - the 'architects' - that continuously reshape cellular membranes, contributing to the intricate structure and functions of tissues, cells, and organelles.
Research in our lab is currently aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms driving membrane remodeling during (1) Skeletal muscle differentiation, fusion, and regeneration (2) Exocytosis of large secretory vesicles, and (3) Fusion of extracellular vesicles and viruses. Working on diverse systems offers the unique opportunity to study membrane remodeling processes at increasing scale and complexity, illuminating their adaptation to the changing demands of tissues throughout the organism's life.
Our lab adopts a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, merging the power of genetics, biochemistry, and multimodal imaging. This strategy allows us to identify proteins localizing at the remodeling sites, explore their assembly kinetics, and unravel their role in modifying membrane architecture and composition.
Our lab comprises a diverse and dedicated team of students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff scientists. We're all driven by a shared commitment to advance our understanding of membrane remodeling. Our journey is one of discovery and potential for transformative scientific breakthroughs. We warmly invite you to be a part of this journey - through collaboration, joining our team, or simply sharing our passion for the incredible world of cell biology.