Verena Ruprecht - Short Bio

verena ruprecht

Verena Ruprecht is a group leader in the Cell and Developmental Biology Programme at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona since 2016. Her lab is interested in how cells process information from their mechanochemical environment and generate adaptive output dynamics in different environmental contexts. Verena Ruprecht uses primary zebrafish progenitor cells as a model system to study extrinsic versus cell-intrinsic control mechanisms of cell polarization, shape change and migratory competence that drive complex three-dimensional tissue rearrangements and patterning in the embryo. She performs in vivo experiments and uses minimalistic in vitro culture assays that allow for the reconstitution of complex embryonic cell dynamics in simplified environments.