RNA Biology: Post-transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression

We study the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression by RNA-binding proteins and small non-coding RNAs in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, using diverse techniques including genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and computational biology.

Fruit Fly' by Adriana Paoletti (courtesy of flystuff.com) 

"The study of the fundamental problems of embryology…had almost come to a standstill until two new methods…appeared above the horizon - one the direct application of physico-chemical methods to the developing organism; the other the application of genetics to the problems of development. The combination of these two methods holds for us, at present…the most promising mode of attack on the problems of developmental physiology.  Thomas Hunt Morgan, 1926