Welcome to the Page-McCaw Lab

Our lab is interested in basic science questions about how tissues are formed and how they are repaired. We focus on the interactions between epithelia and their neighboring extracellular matrix, the basement membrane. Current projects center on how cells detect a nearby wound, basement membrane repair, and extracellular signaling controlling stem cell functions. Most of our experiments are performed in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster whose biology is surprisingly similar to our own.