Claudia Petritsch, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1450 3rd Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|University of California, San Francisco||Postdoctoral Studies||Graduate Division|
Stem and progenitor cells can switch between asymmetric and symmetric cell division modes presumably to respond to micro-environment changes such as those induced by tissue injury and cancer. The Petritsch lab elucidates the regulation of cell division mode of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs). We use OPCs as a model system to understand the impact of changes in cell division mode, both by intrinsic and extrinsic factors and in the context of the healthy and diseased brain. Our findings show that aberrant control of cell division mode carries the risk of cancer initiation and progression. In a collaborative effort, we translate our basic insights into stem and progenitor biology into improved treatment of brain tumor patients.
Education, Training, and Previous Positions
1996: Ph.D.: Institute for Molecular Pathology (IMP) Vienna, Austria
1997-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco
2002-2003: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
2003-2005: Group Leader, Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany
2005-2008: Associate Research Biochemist, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
2008-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
2015-present: Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
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