Pharmacological mobilisation of progenitor cells for tissue regeneration


  • Prof Sara Rankin

    Imperial College London

Project summary

Professor Rankin is building on previous funding from the Wellcome Trust with the aim of developing innovative ways to activate stem cells to stimulate the regeneration of tissues. In particular, she will investigate the factors that regulate the mobilisation of stem cells from bone marrow as well as characterising these mobilised stem cells. Her research will lead to major advances in our understanding of the biology of stem cells, including the role these cells play in disease pathogenesis, and it will hopefully also lay the foundations for the development of new regenerative medicines.