Asymmetric Stem Cell Division and Tissue Formation 


​Stem cells have the ability to make more stem cells (self-renew) and also to give rise to differentiated cells. We are interested in the external and internal cues that regulate mammalian stem cell division and cell fate choice. We aim to study and compare these cues during homeostasis, tissue regeneration and tumorigenesis.
Main questions about tissue formation:

1) What intracellular and extracellular molecular cues control stem cell division and fate specification?


2) How do cells sort and self-organise to generate tissues?


3) How can we direct stem cell division to engineer organised human tissue models in vitro for regenerative medicine applications? 

© 2016 by Shukry Habib.

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