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Helen Blau - The Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

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How do cells maintain or alter quiescent, proliferative, or differentiated states? Once a cell becomes specialized for function in a particular tissue, that differentiated state is stable, yet the molecular mechanisms that control the expression of its characteristic repertoire of genes are largely dynamic. The Blau Lab's research is directed at understanding this apparent paradox and elucidating the nature of cell stability and cell plasticity.