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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

Fernando BECERRIL PEREZ
PhD Student
Klaus EHRLINGER
Master Student
Francisco Javier FALCON CHAVEZ
PhD Student
Elena GROMBERG
PhD Student
Lidia GROSSER
PhD Student
Nathalie GRUBER
Master Student
Akane KAWAGUCHI
Postdoc
Teresa KRAMMER
PhD Student
Marco Antonio LEYVA GONZALEZ
Postdoc
Tzi-Yang LIN
PhD Student
Pak Kin LOU
Postdoc
Katharina Judith LUST
Postdoc
Rafaela Christina MALING
Research Technician
Wouter MASSELINK
Postdoc
Prayag Chandrakumar MURAWALA
Postdoc
Sergej NOWOSHILOW
Bioinformatician
Helena OKULSKI
Senior Research Assistant
Leo OTSUKI
Postdoc
Anastasia POLIKARPOVA
Postdoc
Takuji SUGIURA
Postdoc
Yuka SUGIURA
Senior Research Assistant
Elly Margaret TANAKA
Senior Scientist
Pietro TARDIVO
PhD Student