Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine [F-20-11]
|Location:||Link to a pre-recorded course, posted below in the course description|
|Classes:||0 Session 1.5 hours|
Our research is in the novel area of Developmental Genomics and Regenerative Medicine with a focus on the molecular mechanisms controlling vertebral column development and an emphasis on early embryogenesis and embryonic stem cell commitment to specific differentiation pathways. In particular we are working on understanding the gene regulatory networks (GRNs) that govern normal embryonic development of the vertebral column and intervertebral disc (IVD). We are investigating the role of transcriptional regulators in the restriction of embryonic stem cells into specific lineages that in turn comprise functional pre- and postnatal vertebral elements with the goal of applying this knowledge to regenerative medicine using patient-specific stem cells.
Dr. Lufkin's web page: https://www.clarkson.edu/people/thomas-lufkin
Education and Training: BS in Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley PhD in Molecular Biology and Virology, Cornell University Postdoctoral training IGBMC, Strasbourg, France
Positions: Professor of Molecular Genetics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, NYC (12 years) Professor and Bayard and Virginia Clarkson Chair of Biology at Clarkson University (current)
Special Instructions: The link to watch Dr. Lufkin's presentation will be posted here when it becomes available.