Laboratory of Cell Geometry Overview

Welcome to the Laboratory of Cell Geometry in the Center for Cellular Construction at UCSF

Principal Investigator: Wallace Marshall

The goal of our lab is to understand the mechanistic origins of cell geometry

Cells are not just water bags of enzymes, but can in fact form highly complex three-dimensional structures.   The unifying interest of our lab is how cells solve geometry problems to build these complicated structures.  We employ at integrated combination of imaging, genetics, "omics", image analysis, and modeling, to understand how cells solve such engineering problems as the regulation of organelle size and the self-organization of intracellular patterns.