Dr. David Breault's research has exploited the fact the mouse telomerase (mTert) is a biomarker for embryonic and tissue stem cells. He has developed a streamlined technique for isolating and characterizing adult stem cells from a variety of tissues using genetically engineered reporter mice.... Read more about David Breault, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School Associate Biologist, Renal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
We study kidney organogenesis using the zebrafish to explore conserved molecular mechanisms underlying kidney cell specification, differentiation, and organ patterning. We also study organ pathologies that results from mutations in genes required for cilia biogenesis and function. These include kidney cystic disease, retinal degeneration and left-right asymmetry defects.... Read more about Iain A. Drummond, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School
Humans and other mammals have extremely limited regenerative capabilities in key parts such as limbs. Nearly two million Americans are currently living with the consequences of having undergone limb amputation due to injury or disease, and this number is expected to rise. No biological therapeutic has been devised to address this problem.... Read more about Jessica Whited, PhD
Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
The Zhou lab studies how specific cell types are created during development and uses this knowledge to regenerate or rejuvenate vital cells by in vivo reprogramming in adult organs.... Read more about Qiao Zhou, PhD