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Ben is interested in the underlying mechanisms that control cell growth and organisation within a tissue. Working in Prof Kieran Harvey's lab, he is focussed on understanding the Hippo cell-signalling pathway, which controls organ size in diverse species, and is also implicated in a number of human carcinomas. His research combines genetic approaches using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, with cutting-edge microscopy, to provide new insights into this important cell-signalling system.

Before joining the Harvey lab, Ben completed his PhD in Prof Clive Wilson's lab at the University of Oxford, UK, where he used Drosophila to study the the cell biological mechanisms of secretion and endosome-mediated degradation. He is experienced with a number of specialised techniques including super-resolution 3D-SIM microscopy and cryo-electron microscopy.


  • Cell Signalling
  • Growth Control
  • Cell Biology
  • Live-Cell Imaging
  • Microscopy
  • Drosophila

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Research Output 2016 2019

Rab-mediated trafficking in the secondary cells of Drosophila male accessory glands and its role in fecundity

Prince, E., Kroeger, B., Gligorov, D., Wilson, C., Eaton, S., Karch, F., Brankatschk, M. & Maeda, R. K., Feb 2019, In : Traffic. 20, 2, p. 137-151 15 p.

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The dPix-Git complex is essential to coordinate epithelial morphogenesis and regulate myosin during Drosophila egg chamber development

Dent, L. G., Manning, S. A., Kroeger, B., Williams, A. M., Saiful Hilmi, A. J., Crea, L., Kondo, S., Horne-Badovinac, S. & Harvey, K. F., 22 May 2019, In : PLoS Genetics. 15, 5, 31 p., e1008083.

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Regulation of Dense-Core Granule Replenishment by Autocrine BMP Signalling in Drosophila Secondary Cells

Redhai, S., Hellberg, J. E. E. U., Wainwright, M., Perera, S. W., Castellanos, F., Kroeger, B., Gandy, C., Leiblich, A., Corrigan, L., Hilton, T., Patel, B., Fan, S. J., Hamdy, F., Goberdhan, D. C. I. & Wilson, C., 1 Oct 2016, In : PLoS Genetics. 12, 10, 32 p., e1006366.

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