Photo of Dr. Margaret Fuller, Professor of Developmental Biology, Genetics, and OBGYN at Stanford University.
Scientific Leadership Council Member, Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

A central focus of Dr. Fuller's work concerns the mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior. The central characteristic of adult stem cells is their long-term capacity to divide as relatively undifferentiated precursors while also producing daughter cells that initiate differentiation. Understanding the mechanisms that regulate stem cell specification and the choice between stem cell self-renewal and differentiation is crucial for realizing the potential of stem cells for regenerative medicine.