Paul Mueller

Paul Mueller

Assistant Professor

LS 452

Research Interests

I am interested in elucidating the regulatory pathways that control eukaryotic cell proliferation, particularly in relation to embryogenesis and development. Current projects include: 1) understanding why and how the cells of the paraxial mesoderm stop dividing during convergent extension and somitogenesis, 2) the development of an in vivo system to search for G2 checkpoint abrogators—compounds that will be useful both in developmental biology studies and in cancer treatment, and 3) the discovery of myogenin as a differentiation factor in the primary myogenesis of the frog Xenopus.

Education

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology BS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee