Analysing the role of a novel zinc finger protein in stem cell maintanence

Project Details

We have cloned the gene associated with a mutation that results in expansion of stem cells in the Drosophila testis. The gene encodes a novel protein that contains 21 zinc finger domains. We do not know what molecular processes are being regulated by this protein and the project will utilise molecular genetics and immunostudies to determine its role in stem cell maintenance.


Associate Professor Gary Hime


Dr Greg Somers, LaTrobe University

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