JCCC and Broad Stem Cell Research Center Seminar Featuring Dr. Brigid Hogan
Stem Cells in Lung Development
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114
Los Angeles, California 90095
Brigid Hogan, Ph.D., F.R.S.
George Barth Geller Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology
Duke University Medical Center
The Hogan lab currently studies the cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying the development, maintenance and repair of organs derived from embryonic foregut endoderm. They are particularly interested in the stem cells that play an essential role in the development of the lung and its repair after injury, specificaly how long run knowledge about the cells, signaling pathways and genetic programs required for the growth, development and regeneration of the lung will translate into new approaches to clinical problems. These approaches include promoting lung maturation in premature babies and repair of lung epithelium after damage by harmful agents, inhibiting pulmonary fibrosis, and blocking the growth of tumors.
Co-Sponsored by JCCC and the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research