The Hippo organ size-control pathway

Grant number: 1020316 | Funding period: 2012 - 2014



The Hippo pathway is a key regulator of tissue growth. It was first discovered in vinegar flies and plays a similar role in mammals. We aim to define the mechanism by which two proteins, Pix and Git, control tissue growth by regulating the Hippo pathway. These studies will be performed in flies. Our studies will shed light on how tissue growth is controlled, and have the potential to inform the way that we treat human cancers and tissue growth disorders.