Personal profile


Sam is interested in understanding how cells within a growing organ coordinate a range of mechanical and signalling inputs to ensure robustness and consistency of size and shape during development. These processes are vital for correct tissue and organ function and are deregulated in many diseases, including cancer. He uses live imaging and genetic approaches to investigate gene function in normal and disease settings.

He completed his PhD in Kieran Harvey's laboratory, using the vinegar fly as a model system to investigate the regulation of a key component of the Hippo growth control pathway.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Growth Control
  • Cell Signalling
  • Drosophila
  • Live Imaging
  • Organ Size and Pattern

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