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Myung Lab

We study how programs of hair follicle development work at the interface of regeneration and skin tumorigenesis. In particular, our lab aims to dissect the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern embryonic hair follicle development to gain insight into how these same mechanisms are reutilized during adult hair follicle regeneration and or dysregulated in basal cell carcinoma, the most common human skin cancer.

These projects employ a broad range of cutting-edge techniques, including mouse genetics, multi-photon live imaging, quantitative RNA fluorescent in situ hybridization, and single-cell RNA/ATAC sequencing.