Adaptive Regulation of Organ Size Lab

Welcome to the Roselló-Díez lab!

Did you ever wonder about how organs "know" how much they have to grow in order to attain and maintain species-specific body proportions? And how this collective outcome emerges from the combination of individual cell behaviours? So do we! At the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (Monash University) our group uses sophisticated genetic models of perturbed limb development to study the local and systemic mechanisms by which growth perturbations are detected and compensated. We use mainly mice, and soon transgenic quails and zebrafish, in which we combine classic morphometric and histological analyses with state-of-the-art imaging and 'omics' techniques in order to obtain a more holistic view of intra- and inter-organ cell communication during organ development and regeneration. While long bones in the limbs are our starting point, we also study how they crosstalk with other connective tissues and with distant organs via the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

Positions available

Honours/Masters student. Mechanisms of catch-up growth in long bones.

Motivated students are sought for Honours/Masters projects to study:

- the potential role of the nervous system in cross-limb communication.

- the role of negative feedback in the modulation of bone growth.

Contact us for more information.

Postdoctoral fellow. Role of inter-organ communication to maintain body proportions.

An independent and motivated postdoc is sought for an exciting project to study mechanisms of inter-organ communication (including placenta) in response to cartilage injury, and their role in maintaining body proportions. Contact us for more information.