Welcome to the Martin lab
Mechanisms of cell polarization and cell cycle control
In the Martin lab, we aim to understand fundamental principles of cellular organization. Our current work addresses questions related to:
- Cytoskeleton organization and polarized cell growth
- Cell polarization in response to pheromones for mate selection
- Coordination of cell growth and division
You can find more detailed information on each of these research topics on our research page.
We welcome the spontaneous applications of motivated and qualified PhD students and postdocs. Please check the "How to apply?" page for details
Bendezú FO, Vincenzetti V and Martin SG. Fission Yeast Sec3 and Exo70 Are Transported on Actin Cables and Localize the Exocyst Complex to Cell Poles. 2012. PLoS One 7(6): e40248. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040248.
Hachet O, Berthelot-Grosjean M, Kokkoris K, Vincenzetti V, Moosbrugger J and Martin SG. A phosphorylation cycle shapes gradients of the DYRK-family kinase Pom1 at the plasma membrane. 2011. Cell 145: 1116-1128. (pubmed)
Bendezú FO and Martin SG. Actin cables and the exocyst form two independent morphogenesis pathways in the fission yeast. 2011. Molecular Biology of the Cell 22(1): 44-53. (pubmed)
Martin SG and Berthelot-Grosjean M. Polar gradients of the DYRK-family kinase Pom1 couple cell length with the cell cycle. 2009. Nature 459: 852-6, Epub 2009 May 27. (pubmed)
Click here for a complete list of publications.
Keywords: cell polarity, cytoskeleton, actin, microtubules, cell cycle, cancer, mating, pheromone, fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
November 2013: Congratulations to Libera Lo Presti who receives the Faculty Prize for her PhD thesis!
January 2013: Congratulations to Kyriakos Kokkoris for successfully defending his PhD thesis!
January 2013: See our latest publication at Current Biology
December 2012: Sophie Martin receives the Women in Cell Biology Junior Award at the ASCB meeting
November 2012: Congratulations to Libera Lo Presti for successfully defending her PhD thesis!
October 2012: Congratulations to Omaya Dudin for winning the poster prize at the EMBO conference "Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast"
October 2012: See our latest publication at Molecular Biology of the Cell
June 2012: See our latest publication at PLoS One
May 2012: Sophie Martin is awarded the Women in Cell Biology Junior Award from the ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology)