Welcome to the Lisse Group

Our research is focused on understanding the regenerative biology of tissues after injury and during disease. We study how various growth factors and hormones drive tissue repair and regeneration at both the cellular (for example involving stem cells) and molecular levels. We apply specialized genetic and genomic approaches to study and to ultimately improve the tissue repair and regenerative processes. We also compare various signaling pathways during embryonic tissue development (i.e. a period in which the regenerative potential is high) to help understand why adult tissues regenerate so poorly, vice versa. Overall, the Lisse Group applies a multi-faceted approach to better understand tissue repair and regenerative processes using animal, organ and cell model systems.