Analysing genetic roles of translational repressors in Drosophila stem cells

Project Details

We have identified three RNA-binding proteins, Musashi, Real Musashi and Held-Out-Wings (HOW) that are required to either prevent stem cells from differentiating in the stem cell niche or are required to regulate the cell cycle of stem cells. This project utilises a variety of genetic, molecular biology and immunostaining techniques to identify the roles of these proteins in different stem cell populations.


Associate Professor Gary Hime


Dr. Nicole Siddall

Research Group

Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cancer in Biomedicine, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Anatomy and Neuroscience

Unit / Centre

Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics