Dr. Tony Tsai will be joining the Department on January 1st, 2021!
“Trained as a systems developmental biologist, I am fascinated by the striking robustness of embryo development. Despite environmental fluctuations and the stochastic nature of instructive signals, cells generate tissue-scale patterns and structures in a precise and reproducible fashion. My lab aims to understand the reciprocal regulation between biochemical signaling and cell mechanics that enables robust control of tissue pattern, shape, and size during embryo development. Using the zebrafish as the primary model, my lab will take a multidisciplinary approach, using in vivo live imaging, CRISPR genetics and biophysics tools to perturb and visualize cellular dynamics, and systems biology principles to understand the wiring logic of regulatory networks.”