Wangensteen Lab

  • Image of liver staining for FAH

    Liver staining for FAH

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  • Immunofluorescence staining

    Immunofluorescence staining showing repopulating hepatocytes (Green label), pericentral hepatocytes (Red), and overlap (Yellow)

Welcome to the Wangensteen Lab

 

Our lab is conducting exciting research on the genetics of liver repopulation and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We have developed two highly innovative in vivo genetic screening paradigms to elucidate genetic pathways involved in carcinogenesis and liver repopulation in the setting of toxic injury. We aim to discover pathways that lead to drug sensitivity and resistance in HCC.  One of our assays involves CRISPR activation screening in vivo in the liver, the first-ever use of this type of screening in live mice.


image depicting in vivo screening approach

 

Announcements

Congratulations Kirk Wangensteen on the McCabe Fund Pilot Award!


The Wangensteen Lab welcomes rotation student Elizabeth Pruzinsky!


Weather watch: Tropical Storm Kirk
Update: 
...KIRK NO LONGER HAS A CLOSED CIRCULATION... ...ADVISORIES ARE BEING DISCONTINUED...

 

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