The Hansen Lab 

The Genetic Control of Stem Cell Proliferation


Research in the Hansen Lab primarily focuses on understanding how dividing stem cells determine whether to self-renew and retain their stem cell character, or enter a path to differentiation.  Many of the factors and mechanisms controlling this balance appear to be conserved in other systems; therefore, insights that we gain using the C. elegans germ line as a model are likely to be broadly applicable.






© David Hansen 2016