Department of Biological Sciences
Cell biology and modeling of cell division
The Cortes group aims to understand how chromosome segregation and cytokinesis are coordinated to ensure fidelity in chromosome inheritance during cell division. The group addresses this question with a multidisciplinary approach combining cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, high-end microscopy, and computer modeling. The results will enhance our understanding of carcinogenesis and may lead to new types of cancer therapies.