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    Diana Laird, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentObGyn, Reproductive Sciences
    Address35 Medical Center way
    San Fancisco CA 94143
    Phone415-476-5471

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      Our research focuses on the development of germ cells in mammalian embryos. We are working toward understanding the causes of infertility, enhancing our understanding of the fundamental process of gamete selection in evolution, and unlocking the potential of stem cells to generate gametes for research, human reproduction and agriculture.


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      Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact us for help.
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      1. CantĂș AV, Laird DJ. Wnt and bmp fit germ cells to a T. Dev Cell. 2013 Dec 9; 27(5):485-7.
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      2. Blaschke K, Ebata KT, Karimi MM, Zepeda-MartĂ­nez JA, Goyal P, Mahapatra S, Tam A, Laird DJ, Hirst M, Rao A, Lorincz MC, Ramalho-Santos M. Vitamin C induces Tet-dependent DNA demethylation and a blastocyst-like state in ES cells. Nature. 2013 Aug 8; 500(7461):222-6.
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      3. Laird DJ. Humans put their eggs in more than one basket. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Jan; 15(1):13-5.
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      4. Chen L, Faire M, Kissner MD, Laird DJ. Primordial germ cells and gastrointestinal stromal tumors respond distinctly to a cKit overactivating allele. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Jan 15; 22(2):313-27.
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      5. Laird DJ, Altshuler-Keylin S, Kissner MD, Zhou X, Anderson KV. Ror2 enhances polarity and directional migration of primordial germ cells. PLoS Genet. 2011 Dec; 7(12):e1002428.
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      6. Espejel S, Roll GR, McLaughlin KJ, Lee AY, Zhang JY, Laird DJ, Okita K, Yamanaka S, Willenbring H. Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocytes have the functional and proliferative capabilities needed for liver regeneration in mice. J Clin Invest. 2010 Sep; 120(9):3120-6.
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      7. Laird DJ, von Andrian UH, Wagers AJ. Stem cell trafficking in tissue development, growth, and disease. Cell. 2008 Feb 22; 132(4):612-30.
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      8. Laird DJ, De Tomaso AW, Weissman IL. Stem cells are units of natural selection in a colonial ascidian. Cell. 2005 Dec 29; 123(7):1351-60.
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      9. Laird DJ, Chang WT, Weissman IL, Lauzon RJ. Identification of a novel gene involved in asexual organogenesis in the budding ascidian Botryllus schlosseri. Dev Dyn. 2005 Dec; 234(4):997-1005.
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      10. Laird DJ, De Tomaso AW. Predatory stem cells in the non-zebrafish chordate, Botryllus schlosseri. Zebrafish. 2005; 1(4):357-61.
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      11. Laird DJ, Weissman IL. Telomerase maintained in self-renewing tissues during serial regeneration of the urochordate Botryllus schlosseri. Dev Biol. 2004 Sep 15; 273(2):185-94.
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      12. Laird DJ, Weissman IL. Continuous development precludes radioprotection in a colonial ascidian. Dev Comp Immunol. 2004 Mar; 28(3):201-9.
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      13. Laird DJ, De Tomaso AW, Cooper MD, Weissman IL. 50 million years of chordate evolution: seeking the origins of adaptive immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Jun 20; 97(13):6924-6.
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