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LUCY SHAPIRO, PH.D.

Shapiro has established the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus as a powerful model organism for understanding self-organization and spatially controlled differentiation leading to daughter cells with different cell fates. She is developing a reaction-diffusion model that includes all essential cellular processes to gain a deeper understanding of asymmetric cell division and cell polarity.

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