Regeneration of lost body parts is widespread among animals, but while some animals can regenerate their whole body from just small fragments, others (such as humans) have extremely limited regenerative capacities. Our research combines emerging research organisms such as lungfish and bichirs, as well as more established research systems such as axolotl and zebrafish to identify shared cellular and molecular components of regeneration. Our research program aims to employ cutting-edge approaches of RNA sequencing epigenetic profiling, combined with gene loss- and gain-of-function assays in highly regenerative species. Studying the multi-layered processes that trigger regeneration in a comparative framework will help us identify a toolkit of regeneration and understand how and why regeneration evolves.
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