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Spindle asymmetry drives non-Mendelian chromosome segregation

Posted by on December 20th, 2017

I studied molecular mechanisms of faithful chromosome segregation in mitosis and meiosis during my PhD and wanted to continue studying chromosome segregation but from a different angle. While looking for a postdoc lab, I learned about a phenomenon called meiotic drive where the selfish genetic element preferentially segregates into the egg during female meiosis in[…]

The people behind the papers – Diane Shakes & friends

Posted by on September 20th, 2017

Development often involves the asymmetric partitioning of cellular components to daughters, and this process is crucial for successful gametogenesis. Today’s paper, published in the current issue of Development, explores the cytoskeletal mechanisms of spermatogenesis in different nematode species. We met the multi-lab team behind the work, starting with Diane Shakes (The College of William and Mary in[…]