Dr. Meryem Baghdadi
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:00pm
PG CRL Rm 3.9320, 3rd Fl. Multi-Media Room, 686 Bay St., Sickkids
Adult skeletal muscles can regenerate after repeated trauma, yet our understanding of how adult muscle satellite (stem) cells (MuSCs) restore muscle integrity and homeostasis after regeneration is limited. In the adult mouse, MuSCs are quiescent and located between the basal lamina and the myofibre. After injury, they re-enter the cell cycle, proliferate, differentiate and fuse to restore the damaged fibre. By analyzing the Notch targetome and utilizing mouse genetics, I demonstrate that Notch maintains MuScs in a quiescent state by directly regulating extracellular matrix proteins and specific microRNAs (Baghdadi M et al., Nature 2018 In press; Baghdadi M et al., Under revision at Cell Stem Cell 2018).
Dr. Tae-Hee Kim
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology