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Jay Rajagopal, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard Medical School

Investigator, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Principal Faculty, CRM, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Contact Info

Jayaraj Rajagopal
Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches 4.240

Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: 617-803-9740


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Lung Cancer

Research Abstract

Our laboratory focuses on lung regeneration and the application of developmental biology to lung human disease. We seek to clarify the mechanistic basis of lung stem and progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation, and these inquiries into the molecular mechanisms underlying embryonic lung development and adult lung epithelial regeneration serve as a framework within which we seek to understand how the reactivation and distortion of normal developmental processes results in human lung disease. We are also exploring methods for the in vivo engraftment of lung epithelial stem cells as a basis for regenerative medical therapies and the production of iPS cells from individuals with lung diseases, including Cystic Fibrosis.


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