We study how the Hox family of transcription factors bind to the correct DNA sequences and regulate the correct target genes in vivo.
We are studying how the neural circuitry that is required for coordinated walking in adult flies is constructed during development, and how it functions in the adult.
We aim to understand how legs and wings establish their proximo-distal axes during fly development.
We are studying how tissues grow to the correct sizes and shapes.
We continue to be intrigued by how the activities of transcriptional regulatory elements are sometimes modified by genetic variation present in natural populations of flies.