Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Best Stem Cell Research Labs in US-#5
Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D. HHMI Investigator and Director of the University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology
Sean Morrison is investigating the mechanisms that regulate stem cell function in the nervous and hematopoietic systems, particularly the mechanisms that regulate stem cell self-renewal and aging. Parallel studies of these mechanisms in stem cells from two different tissues will reveal the extent to which different types of stem cells employ similar or different mechanisms to regulate these critical functions.
Last year, Sean J. Morrison's team identified a single molecular switch which plays a central role to control aging-related decline in stem cell function and tissue regeneration, a protein called inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinase 4A.
Here is his lab webpage.
Sources: HHMI and PubMed
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