The goal of the laboratory is to better understand the global regulation of cellular processes in eukaryotic cells.
The model organism used for these studies is the experimentally amenable single celled eukaryote, the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
Present areas of interest are the regulation of the cell cycle, cellular growth, and nuclear size. These cellular controls are fundamental to the growth, development and reproduction of all eukaryotic organisms from yeasts to humans. They are also relevant to understanding disease, particularly cancer.