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Ep. 151: “Stem Cells and Aging” Featuring Dr. Pekka Katajisto

By September 17, 2019March 29th, 2023No Comments


Dr. Pekka Katajisto is an Associate Professor at the University of Helsinki and at the Karolinska Institutet. His laboratory studies both stem cell intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms altering tissue renewal capacity, and how such mechanisms ultimately result in the functional decline we recognize as aging. They mainly focus on the intestinal epithelium, studying asymmetric cell division, cellular metabolism and cell fate, and the stem cell niche.

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