The lab activities are focused on the morpho-functional analysis of cilia/flagella and their related structures in different eukaryotic models, using biochemical, immunomicroscopy and state-of-the-art ultrastructural strategies. General interest in these organelles comes from their implication in the onset of an increasing series of human syndromes.
- Centriole/centrosome biogenesis in Drosophila
- Primary cilium dynamics during Drosophila spermatogenesis
- Comparative ultrastructure and evolution of insect sperm flagella
- Morphofunctional analysis and 3D modelling of Chlamydomonas flagella: i) fine ultrastructure of intraflagellar transport complexes, ii) transition zone ultrastructure and the control of ciliary trafficking.
Researchers involved in the activities:
Maria Giovanna Riparbelli
Marco Gottardo (Post-doc, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marco_Gottardo)
Francesco Barbieri (PhD student)
Mariangela Gentile (PhD student, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mariangela_Gentile)
Veronica Persico (PhD student)
Ambra Pratelli (temporary staff member)