The Garcia Lab
Physical Biology of the Embryo
@ UC Berkeley
Our mission is to understand, predict, and control developmental programs
Over the last few decades, impressive progress has been made in uncovering how embryonic development is driven by genes connected in complex regulatory networks. Our research goal is to endow these networks with quantitative and molecular information that makes it possible to precisely predict how the gene expression patterns that dictate cellular identity are prescribed by input activators and repressors, and the arrangement of binding sites for these transcription factors on the DNA. We test our models by systematically varying DNA regulatory architecture and by inventing new technology to perform precision measurements of the flow of information along the central dogma.
September 2021We have a new website!
August 2021Congratulations to Dr. Armando Reimer on completing his Ph.D.!!
Also, we are excited to welcome Yovan, a new Physics PhD student, to the lab!
July 2021Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Liu on receiving his Ph.D.!! We wish you the best of luck at the CZI Biohub!
Also, we are thrilled to welcome Julia Falo-Sanjuan, a new joint postdoc with the Eisen Lab, to our lab!
May 2021We are excited to welcome two new PhD students to the lab: Yasemin (Physics) and Giana (Biophysics)!
Also, congratulations to three of our undergraduate researchers - Sydney, Clay, and Pirooz - for graduating with their Bachelor's!