From Stem Cells to Neurons: A Cnidarian Approach

Last updated 30th Aug 2017
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A pinboard by Eleni Chrysostomou

Biologist interested in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Currently, I am a doctoral student at the National University of Ireland Galway focusing on the role of SoxB family of transcription factors during nervous system development and regeneration using the animal model Hydractinia; a well-established stem cell animal model. Ι received my BSc with Honors from Lancaster University, UK where Ι completed my Master’s degree in Tissue Engineering as well. After finishing my studies, I worked for the Cancer Research UK, University of Southampton on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. I can be contacted at or


Why is good to know how the nervous system develops and regenerates ?

The structure and function of the nervous system remains one of the most fascinating and yet challenging aspects in biology. The way in which neural progenitors (NPs) are specified and spatially a...