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Preventing Stress-Induced Greying of Hair

Loss of hair pigmentation has long been associated with stress; however, stress-related changes at the level of the somatic cell have only recently been elucidated. The hair follicle consists of two stem cell populations: epithelial-derived hair…


  • Ya-Chieh Hsu
  • Bing Zhang

Platform for AAV Delivery to Skin

Emerging startup: A platform technology from George Church's lab enables delivery of gene therapy via the skin. (Image credit: Carl Schoellhammer, Denitsa Milanova, Humberto Trevino, Cody Cleveland, Jeff Wyckoff, Anna Mandinova, George Church,…


  • George Church

Evolution of Sequence-Defined Highly Functionalized Nucleic Acid Polymers

DESCRIPTION Template-directed synthesis of modified DNA sequences can provide a rich source of material for generating new therapies featuring modified nucleic acid polymers. The Liu lab has previously developed pioneering methods to generate…


  • David Liu

Innovative microbiome anti-oxidants to repair UV damaged skin and slow aging

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun drives accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inflammation in the skin. UV radiation also depletes skin cells of antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD). Increased ROS and…


  • Wendy Garrett

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