Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group

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Tissue & Organ Formation

The following DSRB laboratories are interested in tissue and organ formation:

Avinash Bhandoola We're interested in the mechanisms by which some hematopoietic progenitor cells migrate to the thymus, as well as the transcriptional mechanisms in the thymus that direct the earliest thymus colonizing progenitors down the T cell lineage.
Stephen DiNardo - Stem Cell-Niche Interactions
- Epithelial Morphogenesis
Shannon Fisher Skeletal development in the vertebrate embryo; transcriptional regulation and genome evolution
Amin Ghabrial Tubes of different sizes, shapes and cellular architectures compose most organs and glands. How these tubes are formed and what factors regulate their dimensions and their pattern of branching, are among the primary questions that must be addressed before we will understand how organs are made.
Kurt Hankenson Bone biology; Mesenchymal stem cell; Orthopaedic tissue engineering; Bone regeneration and repair; Osteoporosis; Extracellular Matrix
Robert Heuckeroth Our research is focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control enteric nervous system development.
Olena Jacenko molecular mechanisms of skeletal development and blood cell differentiation.
Daniel Kessler * Establishment and organization of the primary germ layers
* Formation and function of the Spemann organizer in axial development
* Signaling and transcriptional networks in the vertebrate gastrula
Randolph Matthews We are interested in cholestatic diseases such as biliary atresia, and hepatic diseases such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other causes of liver steatosis
Sarah Millar Development of hair follicles, mammary glands, taste papillae and teeth; regeneration and neogenesis of hair follicles and teeth; hair follicle, mammary gland and dental stem cells; skin and mammary gland tumorigenesis; microRNA functions in embryonic and postnatal skin and mammary glands; functions of histone deacetylases in skin and hair follicle development and renewal.
Mary Mullins BMP signal transduction; molecular mechanisms of cell specification and maternal control in vertebrates.
Michael Pack Research in my laboratory is geared towards studying medically relevant aspects of digestive organ development.
Michael Parmacek Transcriptional programs that regulate cardiovascular development
R. Scott Poethig Genetic regulation of the juvenile-to-adult transition in plants
The developmental function of RNAi in plants
Ling Qin Bone metabolism, stem cell biology, growth plate development, cancer bone metastasis, and signal transduction
Jonathan Raper developmental neurobiology, especially axon guidance
Nancy Speck Hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia using mouse models
Patrick Seale Obesity is the predominant risk factor for an expanding array of diseases including: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Our lab investigates the transcriptional pathways that control the development, differentiation and function of adipose cells in normal development and in obesity.