Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group


Stem Cell/Niche Interactions

The following DSRB laboratories are interested in Stem Cell/Niche Interactions:

George Cotsarelis Stem cells; Hair follicle; Wounding; Aging; Skin cancer
Stephen DiNardo - Stem Cell-Niche Interactions
- Epithelial Morphogenesis
Paul Gadue My laboratory studies cell fate decisions, focusing on endoderm and mesoderm specification using mouse and human embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
Judith Grinspan Our lab studies the controls of the development of oligodendrocytes, the myelinating cells of the central nervous system, from stem cells through to myelination.
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.
Rajan Jain Nuclear architecture, nuclear lamina, chromatin, epigenetics, genome organization, heart development, stem cell biology
Peter Klein Early vertebrate development and pattern formation, Wnt signaling, chromatin and epigenetic regulation of early development, hematopoietic stem cell biology, neuropharmacology of bipolar disorder, lithium and glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3).
Christopher Lengner The overarching goal of my research program is to gain an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that govern stem cell potency and how dysregulation of these mechanisms can contribute to disease onset and progression, including oncogenesis.
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.
Edward Morrisey Lung development, cardiac development, vascular development, Wnt signaling, regulation of gene transcription, GATA factors, forkhead factors
Foteini Mourkioti muscle disorders, NF-kB signaling, M2 macrophages, muscle regeneration, stem cells, muscular dystrophy, telomeres, cardiomyopathy, mitochondria, oxidative stress, muscle atrophy, muscle wasting.
Panteleimon Rompolas Mechanisms of epithelial stem cell fate and plasticity in skin morphogenesis and regeneration
Nancy Speck Hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia using mouse models
Ling Qin Bone metabolism, stem cell biology, growth plate development, cancer bone metastasis, and signal transduction