Professor Otger Campàs receives New Investigator Award from the Society for Developmental Biology.
How do we develop from a mass of undifferentiated cells into organisms of tissues and organs with specific three-dimensional morphologies and architectures? That question has been one of the perennial mysteries at the heart of developmental biology — a field that studies the processes of growth and development of living organisms. For the last few decades, most of the research has focused on the biochemical signals and genetics that orchestrate embryogenesis. However, MCDB affiliated professor Otger Campàs has made great strides in our understanding of a different, yet essential, aspect of this problem: the mechanical and physical processes that shape embryos.