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Welcome to the Montell Lab

Our Mission

To foster a diverse and inclusive community of scientists uncovering the fundamental mechanisms that control how cells build and maintain normal adult tissues and go awry in diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, and to harness the knowledge for human health and longevity.

Our Research

Identifying novel cell behaviors, teasing apart their underlying mechanisms, and elucidating their significance using cutting-edge imaging, genetics, optogenetics, mathematical modeling and graphic simulations. Illuminating mechanisms of stem cell longevity, survival of extreme stress, cell cannibalism, and cell movements in development and disease.

Diversity is Our Strength

The Montell lab has a commitment to creating a warm and welcoming work environment for people from all backgrounds. We strive to treat everyone with respect at all times regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, language of origin, economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity. We value curiosity, generosity, creativity, effort, positive energy, collaboration, and individual expression. We recognize that people from diverse backgrounds enhance our environment and our work.