The cell cycle: molecular control mechanisms in fission yeast, budding yeast, frog embryos and mammalian cells.
Chemical kinetics: oscillations, bistability, traveling waves, and chaotic behavior in chemical reaction systems.
The unifying theme of my research is the problem of spatial and temporal organization in chemical, biochemical and biological systems. What mechanisms keep time in these various domains? How is spatial information communicated and utilized? How do the molecular regulatory mechanisms of living cells process information and initiate appropriate responses in terms of cell growth, division and death?For full descriptions of active research in my lab, visit my lab research page.