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EMBO Young Investigator

Yanlan Mao

University College London | United Kingdom

YIP 2019–2024

Mechanical regulation of tissue growth and repair

In my lab we are interested in understanding how tissues achieve their correct size, shape and complex 3D architecture, both during development and during regenerative growth. We use an interdisciplinary approach, combining genetics, live imaging, biophysics and computational modeling, to understand the importance of mechanical forces in tissue growth and regeneration and how these forces influence gene expression and signaling pathways.

Keywords: Growth / tissue mechanics / regeneration / computer modelling / wound healing

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Development | Structural Biology & Biophysics