Pericytes in mesoderm development

This area of research aims to define the role of pericyes as tissue specific resident progenitors, their origin, diversification and fate during fetal and post-natal development as well in regeneration during acute or chronic damage of muscle and connective tissues.

Research areas

Current areas of interest are:

  • Identification and characterization of pericytes specific genes
  • Development of a double lineage-tracing mouse to follow pericyte fate in development and disease.
  • Development of an ex-vivo organ culture for mouse uterus to lineage trace mesoderm progenitors with time lapse