I study whether specialized ribosomes exist in different cell types. I am using Drosophila to characterize ribosomal protein paralogs that exhibit enriched expression in germ cells.
I’m interested in the heterogeneity of ribosomes and its contribution to cell fate determination. Currently, I’m working on characterizing “old” versus “new” ribosomes, and uncovering the potential regulation of ribosome aging.
I am interested in fertility and germ cell development. I am currently characterizing novel gene CG14545 in Drosophila melanogaster to determine its role in female germ cells.
I am developing a platform for in vitro gametogenesis using human iPSC via PGCLC induction.