Kimberly Bekas

Biography

An essential developmental biology question is: how does a single fertilized egg can give rise to the numerous, diverse tissue types required for an adult organism? One way this occurs is via a cell division that gives rise to two different cell types at cell birth. My thesis investigates a protein complex that differentially represses genes in a stem cell lineage to produce two different cells from one dividing mother cell.

Kimberly Bekas