Ph.D., University of California Irvine, 1983
Dr. Muneoka has relocated his lab to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Limb development; developmental growth control; cell-cell interactions; pattern formation. The role of cellular position and positional information in the control of cell proliferation is being investigated in the developing mouse limb. We employ embryonic surgical procedures to investigate spatial and temporal differences in the regulation of cell growth by introducing cells that have been characterized in vitro. By using a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches, our long term goal is to understand how cellular interactions regulate the reproducible patterns of proliferation during limb development.