Pigment cell development, blastocoelar cell, muscle, coelomic, immune-defense, larva, echinochrome,
My research focuses on the study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate embryo development. My model organism of choice is the sea urchin, a marine invertebrate. In my research program I have adopted a systems biology approach combined with an integrative biology perspective. My primary research interest involves the study of the structure and function of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) acting from fertilization to the formation of differentiated tissues.
Valdosta State University
Web Page: https://www.valdosta.edu/biology/faculty-staff/cristina-calestani.php