Our research is focused on finding molecular mechanisms linking metabolism and cellular signaling pathways in experimentally challenging and topical settings, such as in vivo stem cell populations. The Mattila lab is driven by curiosity to use quantitative data for uncovering processes linking metabolism and signaling in complex systems. As an in vivo model for metabolic and physiological processes, we use the ever so fascinating fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Scientists in the Mattila lab are playful, sarcastic and empathetic. We work for the love of science and for the excitement of making discoveries!