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Dr. Tannishtha Reya is a Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Her lab  focuses on understanding the signaling pathways that regulate the choice between stem cell renewal and commitment, and define how the same signals are subverted in cancer.

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HIV-Preventing Gene Mutation Linked to Earlier Death – A variant of the CCR5 gene that protects against HIV infection, and that was infamously edited in babies using CRISPR, has been associated with an earlier death.

Establishment of Expanded Potential Stem Cells – Investigators have generated pig and human expanded potential stem cells that have the features of the first cells in the developing embryo.

Single Cell Trajectories of Cardiopharyngeal Fates – Scientists have mapped the development of heart lineages and identified the mechanisms dictating cardiopharyngeal fate choices.

Improved Human Brain Organoids – Researchers have developed a new method of generating brain organoids with little developmental variability between the organoids.

Stromal Cells Influence Pancreatic Cell Tumors – The stromal microenvironment has been shown to affect gene expression and shape tumor growth and metastasis in pancreatic cancer.

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Tannishtha Reya