August 17, 2023
Meagan was selected for a short talk at the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin in Oregon! Congratulations
June 15, 2023
SBDRC Transition-to-Independence Award!
Meng Yen was selected for the Transition to Independence award offered by the Skin Biology and Diseases Resource Center. Congratulations!
June 5, 2023
T32 Predoctoral Fellowship
Maria was awarded a T32 predoctoral training fellowship from the Dermatology depatment. We are very proud!
May 11, 2023
International Society for Investigative Dermatology Meeting
Elena returned to Japan as a member of the organizing committee for the ISID meeting in Tokyo. See photos from both her trips here!
June 3-9, 2023
Gordon Research Conference!
Elena went to Barcelona, Spain to present at the Gordon Research Conferences: Epithelial Differentiation and Keratinization meeting. She was also a vice-chair of this GRC meeting.
May 31-June 4, 2023
Cold Spring Harbor symposium
Meng Yen, Minh, and Pooja attended the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories 87th Stem Cells Symposium and even presented posters!
June 2, 2023
Methyltransferase-independent function of enhancer of zeste homologue 2 maintains tumorigenicity induced by human oncogenic papillomavirus and polyomavirus
Michelle Khattri, Yutaka Amako, Julia R Gibbs, Joseph L Collura, Reety Arora, Alexis Harold, Meng Yen Li, Paul W Harms, Elena Ezhkova, Masahiro Shuda
May 15, 2023
Maria successfully defended her thesis proposal and is now a PhD candidate! Congratulations!
April 20, 2023
Pooja was awarded a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the NIH. This is an extremely competitive fellowship award, and we are so proud of her!
February 9, 2023
Organizing in Japan!
Elena traveled to Okinawa, Japan as part of the committee organizing the International Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting! See photos from both her trips here!
December 12, 2022
New York Skin Club!
Madison gave a selected talk at the New York Skin Club meeting! Great job on her first time. See a photo here!
We also reunited with lab alumni Evan Bardot and Carmit Bar-- thank you both for for returning to speak about your careers at Nature and ImPress since the lab.
November 16, 2022
New York University seminar!
Elena gave a talk at the NYU Cancer Center!
October 11-12, 2022
BFSCI/CDRB Joint Retreat presentations!
Madison gave a selected talk and Meagan gave a speed poster presentation at the annual BFSCI/CDRB joint department retreat. Congratulations to both of them, and great job!
September 8, 2022
Wayne State University talk!
Elena gave a talk at the Center for Cutaneous Biology and Immunology, Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University
August 10, 2022
SBDRC Transition to Independence grant!
Pooja Flora received a Transition-to-Independence grant from the P30-supported SBDRC at Mount Sinai. Congratulations on this achievement!
June 20, 2022
Thesis Proposal Exam!
Congratulations to Meagan on passing her Thesis Proposal Exam and becoming a PhD candidate!
May 25, 2022
University of Toronto seminar!
Elena gave a seminar at the University of Toronto, Collaborative Specialization in Developmental Biology!
May 20, 2022
Great to meet former Ezhkova lab members at a conference! Julian was a postdoctoral fellow in our lab and is now an assistant professor at UNAM Mexico. Wonderful to say hi!
May 17, 2022
Elena gave a USC Stem Cell Distinguished Seminar.
April 27, 2022
FASEB Catalyst talk!
Elena spoke at the FASEB Catalyst Conferences, Form and Function - Stem Cells In Action.
March 22, 2022
Elena presented a seminar on UV-induced epidermal pigmentation for the PanAmerican Societ for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR).
February 9, 2022
NIH NIDDK talk!
Elena gave a seminar for the NIH Transcription Interest Group, NIH/NIDDK.
January 3, 2022
New lab member!
Welcome graduate student Maria Mercedes to the lab!
December 14, 2021
Polycomb repressive complex 2 in adult hair follicle stem cells is dispensable for hair regeneration.
Pooja Flora, Meng-Yen Li, Phillip M. Galbo Jr., Maider Astorkia, Deyou Zheng, and Elena Ezhkova.
December 7, 2021
NY Skin Club talk!
Congratulations to Pooja for presenting her research on Polycomb regulation of hair follicle stem cells at the NY Skin Club!
November 1, 2021
Congratulations Meng Yen!
Congratulations Meng Yen for receiving the NYSTEM Institutional Training postdoctoral fellowship for his studies investigating the epigenetic mechanisms of skin photoaging!
October 14, 2021
New Lab Member!
Welcome research associate Eden Teferi to the lab!
October 12, 2021
Congratulations to Meng Yen for being selected for a talk at the BFSCI/CDRB joint retreat!
September 24, 2021
New Review Publication!
Polycomb Repressive Complex(es) and Their Role in Adult Stem Cells
Pooja Flora, Gil Dalal, Idan Cohen, and Elena Ezhkova
September 21, 2021
New Lab Member!
Welcome Postdoctoral Fellow Radhika Rao to the lab!
September 15, 2021
Elena and Meng Yen were interviewed by MedicalResearch about our recent publication in
Developmental Cell. Thanks to MedicalResearch for giving us this opportunity!
The interview can be found at this link: https://medicalresearch.com/author-interviews/mt-sinai-researchers-explore-polycomb-induced-skin-pigmentation-without-uv-light/58113/
September 14, 2021
Elena chatted with HCPLive about our recent publication on epigenetic regulation of epidermal pigmentation. The interview can be found using this link: https://www.hcplive.com/view/elena-ezhkova-phd-epigenetic-changes-uv-exposure
September 1, 2021
UV-induced reduction in Polycomb repression promotes epidermal pigmentation
Meng-Yen Li, Pooja Flora, Hong Pu, Carmit Bar, Jose Silva, Idan Cohen, Phillip M Galbo Jr, Hequn Liu, Xufen Yu, Jian Jin, Haruhiko Koseki, John A D'Orazio, Deyou Zheng, Elena Ezhkova
September 1, 2021
New Grant in the Lab!
Congratulations Meagan for receiving an NIH/NIAMS Diversity Supplement Award!
August 28, 2021
SJS/TEN Conference Talk
Elena gave a virtual talk at the SJS/TEN 2021 Conference. The title of her talk was “The role of epigenomics in skin health and inflammation.”
June 30, 2021
Thesis Proposal Defense
Congratulations to Madison for successfully defending her thesis proposal. Madison is now officially a PhD candidate!
June 7, 2021
GRC Webinar Talk
Meng Yen gave a talk at the GRC Series Webinar. The title of his talk was “UV-induced reduction in Polycomb repression promotes epidermal pigmentation.”
April 8, 2021
UPenn Epigenetics Institute Seminar
Elena gave a virtual seminar at the UPenn Epigenetics Institute. The title of her talk was “Epidermal Stem Cell and Their Epigenetic Regulation."
March 9, 2021
NYC Chromatin Club
Congratulations Carmit for presenting at NYC chromatin club and winning a CUTANA CUT&RUN kit for an outstanding presentation!
Polycomb complexes redundantly maintain epidermal stem cell identity during development
Idan Cohen* , Carmit Bar*, Hequn Liu, Victor J Valdes, Dejian Zhao, Phillip M Galbo Jr, Jose M Silva, Haruhiko Koseki, Deyou Zheng, Elena Ezhkova
New Graduate Student
Welcome, Meagan Branch!
New Review article
Regulatory mechanisms governing epidermal stem cell function during development and homeostasis
Pooja Flora, Elena Ezhkova
Congratulations Carmit for winning the Arthur Cederbaum mentoring by a graduate student award!
Achievement award ceremony is going virtual! May 14, 2020 3:00pm
Congratulations Pooja for winning the NYSTEM training grant for stem cell biology December 17, 2019
BFSCI Skin Club
We were proud to be a part of the BFSCI Skin Club organizing committee!
December 9, 2019, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New Graduate student
Welcome, Madison Weber!
Congratulations Carmit for winning the BFSCI Skin Club best poster presentation! December 9, 2019, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Congratulations to Carmit for the publication "Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 Controls Maintenance of Fungiform Papillae by Repressing Sonic Hedgehog Expression"
Congratulations to Idan and Carmit for fantastic talks at the GRS and GRC on Epidermal Differentiation and Keratinization
Idan Cohen presented at the GRC.
Carmit Bar presented at the GRS
Idan Cohen presents at the GRC.
Carmit Bar presents at the GRS
July 6-12, The Jordan hotel at Sunday River, ME
Congratulations to Minh for the publication "Dissection of Merkel cell formation in hairy and glabrous skin reveals a common requirement for FGFR2-mediated signalling"
New Publication and cover!
Congratulations to Idan for the publication "PRC1 preserves epidermal tissue integrity independently of PRC2"