Eli Zunder Eli Zunder, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D. University of California San Francisco (2008)

Box 800759
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Lab: MR5 2220 Phone: 434 982-3870


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Research Interests

Research in our laboratory is focused on discovering the mechanisms that control stem cell fate. We study in vitro differentiation to gain insight into stem cell behavior during normal development and disease, and we study in vivo development to gain insight into the derivation of clinically relevant cell types for regenerative therapy. In order to study the complex mixtures of rapidly changing cell types that exist in these in vitro and in vivo systems, we are building experimental and computational tools that track cell populations as they change over time with molecular characterization at the single-cell level. Using these tools, our goal is to define the fundamental principles of cellular pluripotency and differentiation.

Recent Publications