Kristin M Braun
Research in my laboratory aims to characterise genetic and epigenetic regulation of epithelial stem cells during tissue homeostasis, and evaluate how these mechanisms become deregulated during wound healing and disease pathogenesis. We use mammalian epithelium to investigate these questions, including human tissue samples, genetically modified mice, and reconstitution of epithelia in cell culture. Specific areas of investigation include:
- Assessing the effects of Polycomb group repressors in regulating epidermal stem cells
- Evaluating responses of epithelial cells to acute bacterial infection
- Developing novel in vitro models of wound-healing
My contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate education have encompassed programme development, course/module leadership, facilitating assessment, project supervision and providing pastoral support.