Ginger Hunter (Postdoctoral researcher): I
take a genetic, biophysical and cell biological approach to investigate
how cytoskeletal mechanics and regulation contribute to the efficiency
of Notch-Delta mediated patterning of the Drosophila notum.
Via the process of lateral inhibition, these 3 cells in the
Drosophila pupal notum have switched from an epithelial cell fate to a
neural cell fate and will eventually contribute to the formation of
bristles on the adult fly thorax. F-actin (red), cell membrane (green).