Principal Investigator: Dr Cynthia Andoniadou
A key attribute for successful homeostasis of major physiological functions for all vertebrates is the capacity to meet ever-changing hormonal demand. The pituitary gland, a primary endocrine organ, contains populations of hormone-secreting cells, which are established during embryonic stages and maintained throughout adult life. Tissue-specific progenitor/stem cells are responsible for generating all of the different cell types and contribute to organ homeostasis. Our lab is interested in the intrinsic and extrinsic signalling mechanisms that regulate the progenitor/stem cell pool and control cell fate decisions.
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