Dr. Neophytos Christodoulou did his PhD at the UCY and the Skourides’ lab. During this time, he studied vertebrate gastrulation and neurulation, using Xenopus embryos as a model system. After his PhD, Neophytos moved to the University of Cambridge and the lab of Prof. Zernicka-Goetz. During his post-doc at the University of Cambridge he studied the molecular and cellular mechanisms orchestrating tissue shaping during early mammalian embryogenesis, using the mouse embryo as a model system. From 2019 Neophytos joined the Skourides’ lab. His current work focuses on the identification of the molecular mechanisms regulating mechanotransduction during neural tube closure.