Manfred Frasch, Ph.D.


Our lab is studying the processes of mesoderm patterning and mesodermal tissue development in Drosophila. Genetic and molecular studies aim to define the identities and functions of regulatory molecules that spatially subdivide the mesodermal cell layer and determine the primordial cells of the heart, skeletal, and visceral musculatures at defined locations in the early embryo. We are also interested in processes of cell migration and tissue morphogenesis that are important for normal muscle and heart development.

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