Susan Eliazer
Susan Eliazer - PhD
Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging - 2018
Susan Eliazer

Susan Eliazer - PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow - University of California, San Francisco
California, USA


Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging - 2018

Wnt4 as a novel therapeutic for rejuvenating muscle stem cell function during aging

As we age, there is a gradual decline in the ability of muscles to repair and regenerate after trauma or injury. This age-related decrease in regenerative property is due to a decrease in the number and functionality of muscle tissue resident stem cells, also called Satellite Cells (SC), as well as changes in environmental cues. Dr. Eliazer’s research project will study the role of Wnt4 from the muscle fiber niche in regulating the maintenance of muscle stem cells. Wnt4 signaling may be a critical regulator of muscle stem cell function during aging and the manipulation of Wnt4 signaling has a high potential to rejuvenate aged muscle stem cell function. This research could lead to the development of therapies to maintain regenerative competence in muscle tissue after injury and trauma in the aged human population.

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