The immediate lab environment is a small (5-8 people), interactive group, providing good accessibility to the PI. This group works within a larger scientific environment of several labs whose shared interest is in signals that regulate development and disease. Our group draws upon the resources and collaborative strengths of both the Department of Developmental Biology at HSDM and the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. Lab members may participate in an HMS-based Signal Transduction Data Meeting, and in specialized course opportunities (e.g. advanced microscopy training, scientific presentation training) available in the Department of Cell Biology. Regular one-on-one meetings with the PI allow for regular project planning and feedback. Current available projects can be found under the links at left; project ideas consistent with the lab’s general interests also are welcomed.