Cell biologist Elaine Fuchs of the Rockefeller University is best known for revolutionizing the molecular and genetic study of skin. Her research has shed light on dermatologic disorders and all aspects of skin growth and regeneration. Her more recent work in stem cell biology has revealed broad paradigms that regulate tissue regenerative stem cells across the body, and the mechanisms she has described have major ramifications in cancer and regenerative medicine.
In this episode, Nicolai van Oers and colleagues demonstrate that compound heterozygous mutations in FOXN1 result in a combined immunodeficiency in patients that is distinct Nude/SCID phenotypes.
Lucy Shapiro, of Stanford University, is a renowned molecular and developmental biologist whose work has answered the fundamental questions underlying the genetic and molecular decision-making process that directs an asymmetric cell division yielding daughter cells with different cell fates. Shapiro’s insights helped launch the field of systems biology, and more recently, her work has led to the development of novel antifungal drugs.
JCI Editor at Large Ushma S. Neill provides updated advice on generating a scientific manuscript with maximum impact.
In this episode, Tamás Röszer and colleagues demonstrate that breast-milk-derived alkylglycerols preserve beige adipocytes to protect against obesity.