Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group


Tissue & Organ Formation

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

Maya Capelson Nuclear structure and its role in gene regulation
Spatial organization of the genome
Epigenetic memory of gene expression states
Stephen DiNardo - Stem Cell-Niche Interactions
- Epithelial Morphogenesis
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
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
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
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
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.