Catherine Mansfield

Postgraduate Student
Cell and Developmental Biology

Catherine’s research focusses on understanding cell polarity in the leaves of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the role cell polarity plays in the growth and development of plant organs.

Coordination of cell polarity across a tissue can allow coordination of growth in different directions, in turn allowing the development of different plant shapes.

She has worked closely with computer scientists to develop ways to characterise and quantify polarity across tissues and uses a combination of confocal microscopy, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry in her research.

Recent Publications

Mansfield C., Newman J. L., Olsson T. S. G., Hartley M., Chan J., Coen E. (2018)

Ectopic BASL Reveals Tissue Cell Polarity throughout Leaf Development in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Current Biology

Publisher’s version: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.019

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