Dr Ildiko Somorjai

MASTS Lecturer

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Ildiko is a newly appointed MASTS Lecturer. Her interests are in the field of evolution and development (“Evo-Devo”), including the evolution of regeneration mechanisms and stem cells . She employs a comparative framework to study the amazing diversity of regenerative ability in different systems, particularly marine organisms . The long-term goal of her research is to shed light on new facets of the regulation of stem cells in species with high regenerative potential, in an effort to improve organ regeneration in poorly regenerating species, like humans.



Albuixech-Crespo, B, López-Blanch, L, Burguera, D, Maeso, I, Sánchez Arrones, L, Moreno-Bravo, JA, Somorjai, I, Pascual-Anaya, J, Puelles, E, Bovolenta, P, Garcia-Fernàndez, J, Puelles, L, Irimia, M & Ferran, JL 2017, 'Molecular regionalization of the developing amphioxus neural tube challenges major partitions of the vertebrate brain' PLoS Biology, vol 15, no. 4, e2001573. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001573
Dailey, SC, Planas, RF, Espier, AR, Garcia-Fernandez, J & Somorjai, IML 2016, 'Asymmetric distribution of pl10 and bruno2, new members of a conserved core of early germline determinants in cephalochordates' Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol 3, 156. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00156
Bertrand, S, Aldea, D, Oulion, S, Subirana, L, de Lera, AR, Somorjai, IML & Escriva, H 2015, 'Evolution of the role of RA and FGF signals in the control of somitogenesis in chordates' PLoS One, vol 10, no. 9, e0136587. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136587
Pascual Anaya, J, Albuixech Crespo, B, Somorjai, IML, Carmona, R, Oisi, Y, Àlvarez, S, Kuratani, S, Muñoz Chápuli, R & Garcia Fernandez, J 2013, 'The evolutionary origins of chordate hematopoeisis and vertebrate endothelia' Developmental Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2012.11.015
Somorjai, IML, Lohmann, JU, Holstein, TW & Zhao, Z 2012, 'Stem cells: A view from the roots' Biotechnology Journal, vol 7, no. 6, pp. 704-722. DOI: 10.1002/biot.201100349
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