Mentor: Elaine Fuchs, PhD
Alain Bonny is working toward understanding how diverse cell types within a tissue coordinate actions to carry out complex behaviors. This process is especially critical when the tissue undergoes an injury, where the inflammatory response must be coordinated with tissue repair in a timely manner. Bonny is adapting and developing new tools to probe how cells communicate and coordinate the transition between inflammation and tissue repair. Understanding this “molecular handoff” will shed light on conditions that emerge when these precise coordination mechanisms break down.