Velmurugan Balaiya, Ph.D.Postdoctoral FellowVelmurugan.Balaiya@ucdenver.edu
Research interests: I am currently working on investigating the role of p63 in hair follicle bulge stem cells. Further, I am focusing on elucidating the in vivo role of p63 loss in skin squamous cell carcinoma development and progression. By identifying novel functions of p63, our studies will have implications for the treatment of hair abnormalities in patients with p63-related ectodermal dysplasias as well as for the treatment of patients with skin cancer.
Sangeeta Shrotriya, Ph.D.
Research interests: I
Dr. Maranke Koster’s laboratory and my
research is focused in investigating
the role of p63 in regulating the bulge stem cell population and underlying molecular mechanism.
Research interests: I am interested in investigating the role of the transcription factor p63 in Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). Our initial observations indicate that p63 loss occurs in a subset of skin SCCs. Using genetically engineered mice and cell culture models, my current efforts are directed towards understanding how loss of p63 promotes human skin carcinogenesis.