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The role of nerve-epithelial communication in organ development and regeneration


Organizer: IRB BioMed Seminars

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Knox  -  Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California | San Francisco, CA, United States

Date: Friday, 17 March 2023 at 12 PM

Place: Felix Serratosa Hall, PCB

Host: Salvador Aznar Benitah, Ph.D. - Group Leader, Stem Cells and Cancer, Aging and Metabolism Programme Coordinator



The Knox lab’s research program focuses on discovering the mechanisms through which epithelial organs develop and regenerate after injury. Using the murine salivary gland and cornea as model systems, their studies have revealed peripheral nerves to be drivers of stem cell maintenance, tissue architecture, cell identity, and cell replacement, and do so through specific regulatory pathways.


IRB BioMed Seminars

IMPORTANT: For attendees outside the PCB community you must register at least 24h before the seminar.