Thomas P Zwaka, MD, PhD
- PROFESSOR | Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology
Research Topics:Apoptosis/Cell Death, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Embryology, Epigenetics, Gene Regulation, Gene Therapy, Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, Transcription Factors, Transcriptional Activation and Repression
Multi-Disciplinary Training AreaDevelopment, Regeneration, and Stem Cells [DRS]
MD PhD, University of Ulm
Postdoctoral, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Pluripotency, Cellular Diversity, and Multicellularity
Pluripotent stem cells can regenerate any tissue in the body, but the ability to direct these versatile cells toward specific medical endpoints, such as tissue repair or replacement, has been slow to develop. Our research is expected to accelerate the use of pluripotent stem cells in humans with injury or disease in a controlled, robust and predictable manner.