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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

Elad BASSAT
Postdoc
Fernando BECERRIL PEREZ
PhD Student
Elena COSTANTINI
Research Assistant
Francisco Javier FALCON CHAVEZ
Computational PhD Student
Lucrezia GALLI
PhD Student
Naoko HISANAGA
Research Assistant
Stefanie HORER
Research Assistant
Keisuke ISHIHARA
Postdoc
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
Wouter MASSELINK
Postdoc
Helena OKULSKI
Senior Research Assistant
Leo OTSUKI
Postdoc
Anastasia POLIKARPOVA
Postdoc
Claudio POLISSENI
Postdoc
Birgit RITSCHKA
Postdoc
Diego RODRIGUEZ TERRONES
Postdoc
Hannah Taylor STUART
Postdoc
Takuji SUGIURA
Postdoc
Yuka SUGIURA
Senior Research Assistant
Elly Margaret TANAKA
Senior Scientist
Pietro TARDIVO
PhD Student
Jingkui WANG
Senior Bioinformatician