We strive to understand the molecular and cellular regulation of epithelial appendage (hair, mammary gland, tooth) development and how they are perturbed in diseases such as congenital disorders or tumorigenesis. To reach these goals, we use a combination of genetic mouse models, single cell and bulk transcriptomics, organ and cell culture methods, and sophisticated time-lapse imaging techniques.
We hope that in the future the knowledge gained can be harnessed to better understand disease pathogenesis, and to develop new therapies and regenerative medicine applications.
We ask the following questions:
Marja Mikkola, PhD, Docent
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE
Biocenter 2, room 5009
P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 5D)
00014 University of Helsinki
Office: +358 2941 59344
Marja is a Principal Investigator/Research Director at BI.