Eszter Posfai opens lab
Eszter Posfai started as an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University in January 2019. Her laboratory will focus on understanding mammalian preimplantation embryo formation using quantitative approaches. Originally from Szeged, Hungary she received an MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Szeged and completed her PhD in Genetics at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland. Intrigued by the earliest events of mammalian development, during her PhD she studied the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the germ line and how they impacted the development of the next generation. Joining the lab of Dr. Janet Rossant for her postdoctoral work at the Sickkids Research Institute in Toronto she explored how the earliest cell fate decisions are made in the mouse embryo and co-developed new genetic tools to query these processes at a single cell resolution.