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Joanna
Wysocka

MD,PhD

Joanna Wysocka

The biological question that is driving our research in the long-term is understanding the epigenetic basis of vertebrate development and differentiation. Although each cell of a multicellular organism is a progeny of a single zygote, and shares the same genetic information with every other cell, cells differentiate to specialized forms such as skin, muscle or nervous cells. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanistic basis by which covalent histone modifications regulate gene expression patterns during vertebrate development and differentiation. A second major area of our interest involves chromatin regulation in embryonic stem cells (ESCs), molecular basis of pluripotency and role of histone methyltransferases in cell fate decisions.

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LAB MEMBERS

Joanna Wysocka, PhD, Principal Investigator
Alvaro Rada Iglesias, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Ziyang Ma, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Kazutaka Murata, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Eliezer Calo-Velazquez, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Christa Buecker, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Tiago Faia, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Tomasz Pawel Swigut, PhD, Senior Scientist
Edward Grow, Graduate Student
Sara Prescott, Graduate Student
Rachel Greenberg, Graduate Student
Rajini Srinivasan, Life Science Research Assistant

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Contact Info

Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
265 Campus Drive, Rm. G3145
Stanford, California 94305

wysocka@stanford.edu

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