Louise Cheng lab

The Louise Cheng lab also known as the Drosophila lab, studies organ size control, organ crosstalk and metabolism

The fruit fly Drosophila is used to study how organ size is maintained and how metabolism can shape organ growth. 

  • How differentiation is maintained in the developing nervous system 

  • How the niche surrounding the neural stem cells affects stem cell behaviour 

  • How one specialized cell type in the CNS can become another through trans-differentiation 

  • How regeneration is regulated in the CNSs of flies and zebrafish (in collaboration with Patricia Jusuf, UoM) 

  • How tumours breakdown fat and muscles during cachexia  

  • How organs communicate with each other to maintain tissue homeostasis

Current projects

Related links

Louise Cheng on ORCID

Related pages

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