Zuber, Renata


I am interested in the development and construction of the larval cuticle of Drosophila melanogaster. Using genetic and molecular biology methods I focus on elucidating the roles of specific proteins in the cuticle. Using confocal laser microscopy on fluorescent-tagged cuticular proteins allows me to observe protein-protein interactions, protein mislocalisations in respective backgrounds or to assign proteins to particular cuticle layers in vivo, thereby unraveling the mechanisms of molecular stratification of the larval cuticle.