Our laboratory is interested in the regulation of cell renewal, tissue remodelling and the acquisition of specific cell fates in a spatio-temporal order during organogenesis. We focus on the development of the inner ear to understand the signals and cellular events that lead to the senses of hearing and balance. Which signals allow the precise pattern of sensory neurons and hair cells, are does re-used during regeneration, how is patterning coupled with morphogenesis for a functional organ and how epithelia are organized? 

By combining high resolution imaging technologies with genetic, pharmacological and mechanical perturbations in zebrafish we can quantify dynamical cellular and molecular changes over tissues and manipulate them.


Research interests: regeneration, organogenesis, neural development

Keywords: imaging, transgenesis, gene manipualtion, transcriptomics, zebrafish, inner ear, sensory ganglia


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Our lab is always seeking highly motivated and competitive students and postdocs with potential to apply to fellowships. If interested, send CV to berta.alsina@upf.edu

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Berta Alsina
Laboratory of Developmental Biology
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Department of Experimental and Health Sciences

PRBB building (Mar campus)
Doctor Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona

(+34) 933160837