Headshot portrait of Kristina Vaculik - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: anonymous donor
Mentor: Roeland Nusse, Developmental Biology

Kristina's research focuses on characterizing Wnt-responsive cells in adult skeletal muscle, while also investigating whether Wnt responsive progenitor cells in developing embryos give rise to adult muscle stem cells. This research has a potential impact on developing novel regenerative medical therapies, specifically to injured muscles.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Wnt Signalling in Skeletal Muscle

Kristina Vaculik1, Makiko Mizutani1, Roeland Nusse1
[Department of Developmental Biology1, Stanford University]