Welcome to the Schüpbach Lab
The mature egg of Drosophila melanogaster contains information that determines the major axis of the embryo. This information is built into the egg during oogenesis and functions in the early embryo to create a regionally distinct pattern of zygotic gene expression. The work in the laboratory focuses on understanding the nature and distribution of this maternal information. In particular, we are analyzing how this spatial information is built into the egg during oogenesis.