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University of Oxford
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I am interested in modelling collective cell migration. In my DPhil project I work on the collective migration of neural crest cells in embryonic development. The goal of this project is to understand the main factors affecting long-distance collective migration of cells. I use an individual-based model coupled with reaction-diffusion equation to describe the system. Me and my supervisors Ruth E. Baker and Philip K. Maini work on this project in collaboration with experimental group from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas lead by Paul Kulesa.
Teaching Assistant for:
C5.12 Mathematical Physiology
B5.1 Stochastic Modelling of Biological Processes
B5.5 Further Mathematical Biology
Major / recent publications:
Giniūnaitė R., McLennan R. M. C., McKinney J. M., Baker R. E., Kulesa P. M., Maini P. K., An interdisciplinary approach to investigate collective cell migration in neural crest, Developmental Dynamics, 2019.
Giniūnaitė R., Baker R. E., Kulesa P. M., Maini P. K., Modelling collective cell migration:neural crest as a model paradigm, Journal of Mathematical Biology, 2019.
McKinney J. M., McKinney J. M., Giniūnaitė R., Baker R. E., Maini P. K., Othmer H. G., Kulesa P. M., Head Mesoderm Tissue Growth, Dynamics and Neural Crest Cell Migration, Development, 2019, submitted, bioRxiv https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/738542v1
McLennan R. M. C., McKinney J. M., Teddy J. A., Morrison J, C. Kasemeier-Kulesa D, A., Ridenour C. M., Giniūnaitė R., Robinson M., Baker R. E., Maini P. K., Kulesa P. M., Neural crest cells bulldoze through the microenvironment using water channel proteins to stabilize filopodia, PLOS biology, 2019, submitted, bioRxiv https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/719666v1?rss=1