The Riggs lab examines the role of intracellular membrane inheritance during mitosis and the role that organelles play in the generation of cell diversity.  We use the model organism, the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster for in vivo cellular imaging and genetic analysis.

Mitotic spindle (red) during anaphase segregating the DNA (blue) and the Endoplasmic Reticulum (green) in a cell free extract