Previously Funded Strategic Research Initiatives

SRI-Cellular-Decisions

Systems Biology of Cellular Decisions

Sheng Zhong, bioengineering; Taekjip Ha, physics; Fei Wang, cell and molecular biology

How does a single cell—the fertilized egg—give rise to a complex, multicellular organism? Resolving this question will lead to mechanistic understanding of cell-fate decisions, and thus, reveal fundamental principles of the making of normal and abnormal cells, including cancer.

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