Elaine Fuchs, PhD
The largest reservoirs of adult stem cells reside in skin. Throughout life, they renew the body’s protective barrier, regenerate hair in cyclical bouts and repair surface wounds. Fuchs studies where stem cells come from and how they make and repair tissues. She explores how stem cells communicate with immune, dermal, and other cells in their environment, and how communication malfunctions in aging and cancers, with an aim to advance therapeutics.
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