PhD student

 

IST Austria

Am Campus 1

A-3400 Klosterneuburg

 

Tel: 0664/88349231

Email: cornelia.schwayer@remove-this.ist.ac.at

 




Research interests:

How do cytoskeletal and nuclear structures regulate tissue morphogenesis during zebrafish gastrulation?

In zebrafish, one of the major morphogenetic movements, called epiboly, leads to the spreading of tissues to engulf the yolk cell and is crucial for gastrulation and the establishment of basic body axes. Cytoskeletal structures within the yolk cell and its syncytium are involved in driving epithelial spreading, however, the exact interplay and regulation is not yet fully understood. I am interested in elucidating the regulation of cytoskeletal and nuclear structures within the yolk cell and how this complex network controls tissue movements such as epiboly.