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The Mary Baylies Lab

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Mary Baylies Lab
Mary Baylies, PhD

Developmental biologist Mary Baylies studies the mechanisms that form and maintain muscle both during normal development and in disease.

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Mary Baylies Lab

Mary Baylies, PhD

  • The Baylies laboratory studies the mechanisms that form and maintain muscle both during normal development and in disease.
  • PhD, The Rockefeller University
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Mary Baylies, PhD
Mary Baylies

Member

David Soffar
David Soffar

Research Technician

Mafalda Azevedo
Mafalda Azevedo

Graduate Research Assistant

Mridula Balakrishnan
Mridula Balakrishnan

Graduate Student

Bianca Borchin

Research Fellow

Patrick Busch, Graduate Student
Patrick Busch

Graduate Student

Meg Distini

Administrative Assistant

Ruth Silimon

Graduate Student

Exequiel Sisso

Research Technician

Stefanie Windner
Stefanie Windner

Research Fellow

Carol Zapater i Morales
Carol Zapater i Morales

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Achievements

  • Developed a Drosophila model for metastasis in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of soft tissue cancer most often seen in children
  • Demonstrated that properly placed nuclei are critical for healthy muscle function
  • Described how nuclear polarization occurs during myonuclear movement in vivo
  • Completed the first spatial and temporal characterization of an F-actin structure that forms at the myoblast fusion site
  • Identified transcription factors and chromatin regulators that are critical for muscle identity
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  • Identified 3-D arrangement of myoblasts that occur during muscle specification and morphogenesis
  • Discovered signal transduction pathways (Notch, Wnt, BMP, and RTK) and transcription factors that are critical for muscle identity
  • President of the Society for Muscle Development (2009-2013)
  • Frederick Adler Chair for Junior Faculty (1997-2003)

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Mary Baylies discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • French National Research Agency
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Wellcome Trust
    Provision of Services

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