The Tanentzapf lab uses molecular biology, genetics, and cutting edge imaging technology to address basic biological questions.
In the Tanentzapf lab we use Drosophila (fruit fly) as our genetic model organism of choice.
Our work is medically relevant and applies to many fields of biology. Our main interest is in an important field in cell biology: the study of cell adhesion (the process by which cells attach to their surrounding environment). In particular we interested in how cell adhesion contributes to muscle function. We also have a strong interest in stem cell biology.