Junsu Kang

Credentials: Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Position title: Regeneration, zebrafish, enhancer, fin, heart

Email: junsu.kang@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-8678

Address:
Wi Institute Medical Research
1111 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705

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LAB WEBSITE:

https://kang.crb.wisc.edu/

FOCUS GROUPS:

Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine; Transcriptional Mechanisms

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION:

The overarching goal of my research is to tackle fundamental questions in tissue regeneration, examining broad questions regarding how genetic and epigenetic factors control tissue regeneration. Using adult zebrafish as a model, my lab interrogates regeneration-promoting genes, analyzes the role of nerves in regeneration, and dissects the molecular mechanisms controlling tissue regeneration. Toward this goal, we utilize a wide range of cellular, molecular, and genetic approaches, including leveraging the power of zebrafish genetics, advanced imaging, bioinformatics, genome editing, and epigenomics. Our studies have yielded key discoveries on the role of ion channels in tissue regeneration, identification of regeneration-emerging cell-types
and genes, and crucial enhancer elements and the underlying mechanisms of their function in regeneration.

ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (MCP), Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (CMP), Department of Integrative Biology

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