The Page Lab studies the origins of sexual dimorphism. During fetal development, cells of the embryonic testis are organized to form tubes. The organizer nurse cells (blue) arrange cells that will ultimately become sperm (red) to create the germ cell niche.
Professor Bob Horvitz is a recipient of the Nobel Prize. Pictured is a reconstruction from serial-section electron micrographs of the front half of the pharynx of C. elegans, showing different cells (labeled) in different colors.
Conducting their investigations at world-class facilities, MIT Biology researchers are working at the frontier of molecular inquiry making vital contributions in genetics, genomics, and computational biology.