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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

Lidia GALUSCA
PhD Student
Vivien-Sandra IONASZ
Research Technician
Akane KAWAGUCHI
Postdoc
Marco Antonio LEYVA GONZALEZ
Postdoc
Tzi-Yang LIN
PhD Student
Pak Kin LOU
Postdoc
Katharina Judith LUST
Postdoc
Wouter MASSELINK
Postdoc
Jan-Philip MEDELNIK
Postdoc
Prayag Chandrakumar MURAWALA
Postdoc
Sergej NOWOSHILOW
Bioinformatician
Ella Sofia SALMINEN
Master Student
Takuji SUGIURA
Postdoc
Yuka SUGIURA
Senior Research Assistant
Elly Margaret TANAKA
Senior Scientist
Pietro TARDIVO
PhD Student