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Elly Tanaka

Our 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 we have engineered three-dimensional spinal cord tissue from mouse embryonic stem cells and retinal pigment epithelia from human embryonic stem cells.

Group Members

Adrija ADHIKARY
Master Student
Elad BASSAT
Postdoc
Fernando BECERRIL PEREZ
PhD Student
Miray Naz BOZKURT
PhD Student
Elena COSTANTINI
Research Assistant
Deniz Leonard DEMIRKESENLER
Master Student
Francisco Javier FALCON CHAVEZ
Computational PhD Student
Andre FISCHER
PhD Student
Lucrezia GALLI
PhD Student
Salvador GONZALES JUAREZ
Master Student
Naoko HISANAGA
Research Assistant
Simone HORENKAMP
PhD Student
Mattias Enar JONASSON
PhD Student
Teresa KRAMMER
PhD Student
Marco Antonio LEYVA GONZALEZ
Postdoc
Katharina Judith LUST
Postdoc
Wouter MASSELINK
Postdoc
Helena OKULSKI
Senior Research Assistant
Leo OTSUKI
Postdoc
Sarah Alexandra PLATTNER
Master Student
Anastasia POLIKARPOVA
Postdoc
Stephan RAIDERS
Postdoc
Birgit RITSCHKA
Postdoc
Diego RODRIGUEZ TERRONES
Postdoc
Carina SEIDL
Postdoc
Hannah Taylor STUART
Postdoc
Takuji SUGIURA
Postdoc
Yuka SUGIURA
Senior Research Assistant
Elly Margaret TANAKA
Senior Group Leader
Pietro TARDIVO
PhD Student
Jingkui WANG
Senior Bioinformatician
Alexander WÖHRLEITNER
Research Assistant