Pantelis Rompolas, MBA, PhD
Department of Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine
About the Lab:
Research in the Rompolas lab aims at elucidating the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms by which stem cells are able to maintain and regenerate the skin and its appendages. Using cutting edge imaging technologies we can now directly observe and dissect the mechanisms that regulate cellular proliferation and differentiation in vivo; by visualizing the skin in its native undisturbed state, in live mice. Research interests include: a) dissecting the molecular and behavioral heterogeneity of cell populations in the skin and its appendices in order to identify putative skin stem cells; and b) elucidating the elements of the skin niche environment that are important for stem cell activity and regeneration.
The Rompolas Lab has trained three postdoctoral fellows, two graduate and three undergraduate students. We are receiving the support of the Departments of Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Cell & Developmental Biology. We are also integral members of the Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Current and Former T32 Trainees:
Yoko Suzuki-Horiuchi, PhD