The Fly Stress Lab is located in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Our research is aimed at understanding what constitutes cellular stress, how cells respond to such stress, and the role of these responses in development and disease. We are particularly invested in figuring out the role of cellular stress in photoreceptors and use fruitflies to model various human retinal degeneration disorders.

All the art on our website is by Vanessa Hong - if you are going to "borrow" it we ask you write her a note of thanks so she knows.