DanStem Seminar by Elly Tanaka – University of Copenhagen

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DanStem Seminar by Elly Tanaka

Elly Tanaka, IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna
Title: Turning on limb regeneration
Venue: Dam auditorium

The Tanaka group seeks to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying salamander limb and spinal cord regeneration as a model for how successful regeneration occurs in a vertebrate.   This model acts as a starting point to rigorously investigate how mammals such as mice have lost regeneration capabilities over evolution.  In addition, these studies act as a springboard to design novel strategies for regenerating or replacing mammalian tissues.  Toward that end the group has engineered three dimensional spinal cord tissue from mouse embryonic stem cells and retinal pigment epithelia from human embryonic stem cells.