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Contact Information:
Director, University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Professor of Internal Medicine (Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics)
Research Professor in the Life Sciences Institute

Center for Stem Cell Biology
Life Sciences Institute
210 Washtenaw Avenue
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
48109-2216
Email: seanjm@umich.edu

Rebecca Perez
Administrative Associate
Phone (734) 647-6261
Fax (734) 615-8133
email: rebap@umich.edu

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Summary of Research in the Morrison Lab

The Morrison lab is investigating the mechanisms that regulate stem cell function in the nervous and hematopoietic systems. Hematopoietic stem cells, which give rise to all blood and immune system cells, and neural crest stem cells, which give rise to the peripheral nervous system, are among the best-characterized stem cells. We are just beginning, however, to understand how their functions are regulated. It has long been hypothesized that stem cells from different tissues may be regulated by conserved mechanisms. But testing this requires interdisciplinary approaches. The goal of the Morrison lab is to integrate what we know about stem cells in different tissues to understand the extent to which they employ similar or different mechanisms to regulate critical functions. They have focused on the mechanisms that regulate stem cell self-renewal, stem cell aging, and the relationship between stem cells and cancer.

Morrison Laboratory Homepage

Lab Members

Research in the Morrison Lab

Stem Cells Explained – An Interactive Tutorial

Video: Morrison and graduate student Eve Kruger discuss importance of stem cells

Discoveries from the Morrison Lab

Morrison Lab In the News

Stem Cell Protocols from the Morrison Laboratory

Profile of Sean Morrison by the American Society for Cell Biology

Publications

Stem Cell Research at the University of Michigan

Center for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Michigan

University of Michigan Life Sciences Feature – Stem Cells

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Stem Cell Page

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan