Christian Göritz's Group
We are studying homeostasis and tissue repair mechanisms in the mammalian system with a focus on pericytes, perivascular cells of the microvasculature.
Commonly, tissue damage triggers a wound closure reaction that can lead to pathological tissue formation, causing functional impairment and blocking regeneration.
We discovered that a specific subpopulation of pericytes participate in the wound closure reaction and following scar formation after spinal cord injury.
Pericytes are abundant throughout the body and have a great potential to be a general source for scar formation and fibrosis in different injuries and diseases. We are aiming to understand the nature of these cells, their heterogeneity, stem cell potential and functions.
|Eduardo Guimaraes||Senior lab manager|
|Wing Fung Hau||Doktorand|
|Daniel Holl||Doktorand, Forskarstuderande|
|Jannis Kalkitsas||Doktorand, Forskarstuderande|