Previously Funded Strategic Research Initiatives
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.