The people behind the papers: Toby Andrews and Elia Benito-Gutierrez

Abstract

A fundamental question of developmental biology is how the coordinated action of various cells gives rise to distinct tissue morphologies that are reproducible across members of the same species. A new paper in Development now addresses this question by performing single-cell morphometrics to study notochord formation in amphioxus. To hear more about the story, we chatted to first author and postdoctoral researcher Toby Andrews, and his PhD supervisor Elia Benito-Gutiérrez, Group Leader in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.