De Robertis' Laboratory Home Page


People in the Team :

Principal investigator:

  • Office: 5-612A MRL


address :
University of California, Los Angeles
Dept. of Biological Chemistry, BSRB 310
615 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1737

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Lab Manager:

  • Post Doctoral Positions:

    Undergraduate Students:

  • Pooja Sheladiya


  • Matthew Yoshida


    Main interest of the laboratory: Molecular Biology of Vertebrate Gastrulation

    During early vertebrate development, coordinated movements of groups of cells lead to the formation of the three germ layers, the ectoderm, the mesoderm and the endoderm. This process is called gastrulation, and by the end of it the main regions of the embryo - head, trunk and tail - become determined. Our work is aimed at identifying the genetic mechanisms that direct the formation of the body plan in frog or mouse embryos.


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    Cell Biology & Genetics


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    Honoris Causa en Uruguay, click


    121st UCLA Faculty Lecture, click


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    List of the team's Publications



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