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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Melanocyte Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine
Principal Investigator:

Thomas Hornyak

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $66,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The proposed continuation study is designed to leverage information from our prior comprehensive characterization of subsets of hair follicle (HF) melanocyte stem cells (McSCs); to determine how a subset of skin-derived stem cells exhibiting the potential to myelinate neurons can be isolated from mammalian skin and utilized therapeutically. The rationale for the study is based upon our prior work demonstrating that CD34+ McSCs, located in the HF bulge, exhibit a neural crest stem cell phenotype...

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