Cell Biology

Cell Biology

cell division • organelle biogenesis and inheritance • cytoskeleton • signal transduction • cell motility • cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions • cell shape changes • metabolism • protein sorting and trafficking • cell wall and cell membrane biogenesis • nutrients and growth control

Yukiko Yamashita
Faculty Spotlight

Yukiko Yamashita

Professor of Biology; Core Member, Whitehead Institute; Co-Chair, Biology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Yukiko Yamashita studies two fundamental aspects of multicellular organisms: how cell fates are diversified via asymmetric cell division, and how genetic information is transmitted through generations via the germline.