Jason Spence

H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology
Professor, Internal Medicine
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology

2047 BSRB 
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200


Areas of Interest

Human pluripotent stem cells, grown in a culture dish, can allow study of human development and disease.  Organoid-like structures grown from such cells recapitulate several tissues, including colon, small intestine, esophagus and lung.  Using these, we can ask: How do organs assemble into functional units? What are the genes and signaling programs necessary to form proper organs and which of these are functioning improperly in disease?

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