OUR RESEARCH FOCUS
Our research focuses on studying the molecular signaling systems and transcriptional networks that orchestrate organogenesis during embryonic development. To this aim we use mostly the mouse with its superbe genetics as a model embryo. The developing embryo is a stunning testimony to the intricate mechanisms that control patterning and differentiation of functional tissues and organs and to the evolutionary variations in these mechanisms that gave rise to the diversity of modern vertebrates. One of our main focuses is to study the self-regulatory signaling systems and gene regulatory networks that control vertebrate limb development.
"Robust gene networks from the depths of our evolutionary history"
Read the article on Swiss National Radio of PD Dr. Aimée Zuniga and Prof. Dr. Rolf Zeller about research with mouse embryos
Our research featured on Swiss National Radio on the occasion of CRISPR/Cas 9 Nobel prize award to E. Charpentier and J. Doudna.
PD Dr. Aimée Zuniga has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB)
Jhanwar S., et al. 2021
Malkmus J., et al. 2021