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An interview with Jayaraj Rajagopal

Posted by on October 5th, 2017

This interview by Aidan Maartens appeared in Development, Vol 144 Issue 19   Jayaraj (Jay) Rajagopal is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar, his lab works on the development and regeneration of[…]

The evolution from mouse to human models of lung development

Posted by on September 4th, 2017

The story behind our eLife paper: Nikolić, M. Z., Caritg, O., Jeng, Q., Johnson, J.-A., Sun, D., Howell, K. J., Brady, J. L., Laresgoiti, U., Allen, G., Butler, R., Zilbauer, M., Giangreco, A., Rawlins E.L. (2017). Human embryonic lung epithelial tips are multipotent progenitors that can be expanded in vitro as long-term self-renewing organoids. Elife[…]

Three dimensional human lung tissue in a dish

Posted by on May 6th, 2015

Pioneering efforts by others have made enormous strides in our ability to generate human lung tissue from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs); however, these efforts have largely focused on deriving lung-specific cells as flat monolayer cultures or growing these cells on scaffolds 1-7. In our paper, published recently in the open access journal eLife 8,[…]

Researchers identify a new suppressor of breast metastasis to the lung

Posted by on May 27th, 2014

The research headed by Roger Gomis at IRB Barcelona, with the collaboration of Joan Massagué, describes that the loss of the suppressor RARRES3 promotes the colonization of breast cancer cells in the lung. RARRES3 could prove to be a useful marker to identify patients with a greater risk of metastasis, as well as providing a[…]

A deep breath to kick off the BSCB-BSDB Spring Meeting 2011

Posted by on May 20th, 2011

BSCB-BSDB Spring meeting April 27 – 30, 2011 Canterbury University Since I very much enjoyed last year’s joint conference of the British Societies for Developmental Biology (BSDB) and Cell Biology (BSCB) in Warwick, I was optimistic about attending the 2011 meeting in Canterbury. The organisers unknowingly scheduled it for the days around the royal wedding[…]