Lab News

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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!

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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

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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!

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June 20, 2022

Thesis Proposal Exam!

Congratulations to Meagan on passing her Thesis Proposal Exam and becoming a PhD candidate!

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May 25, 2022

University of Toronto seminar!

Elena gave a seminar at the University of Toronto, Collaborative Specialization in Developmental Biology!

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May 25, 2022

University of Toronto seminar!

Elena gave a seminar at the University of Toronto, Collaborative Specialization in Developmental Biology!

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May 2, 2022

Conference seminar!

Elena gave a seminar on epigenetic regulation of skin stem cells at the 3rd Fusion Conference on Epigenetics in Cancun, Mexico. See her photo here!

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May 20, 2022

Reunions!

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!

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May 18, 2022

SID presentations!

Pooja and Meng Yen gave talks at the SID Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations to both! Check out these pictures!

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May 17, 2022

USC seminar!

Elena gave a USC Stem Cell Distinguished Seminar.

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May 2, 2022

SBDRC Retreat talk!

Pooja presented her research on hair follicle stem cell regulation at the SBDRC at Mount Sinai annual retreat! Learn more about the skin center here!

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April 27, 2022

FASEB Catalyst talk!

Elena spoke at the FASEB Catalyst Conferences, Form and Function - Stem Cells In Action.

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March 22, 2022

PASPCR seminar!

Elena presented a seminar on UV-induced epidermal pigmentation for the PanAmerican Societ for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR).

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February 9, 2022

NIH NIDDK talk!

Elena gave a seminar for the NIH Transcription Interest Group, NIH/NIDDK.

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January 3, 2022

New lab member!

Welcome graduate student Maria Mercedes to the lab!

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December 14, 2021

New publication!

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.

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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!

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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!

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October 14, 2021

New Lab Member!

Welcome research associate Eden Teferi to the lab!

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October 12, 2021

Retreat talk!

Congratulations to Meng Yen for being selected for a talk at the BFSCI/CDRB joint retreat!

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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

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September 21, 2021

New Lab Member!

Welcome Postdoctoral Fellow Radhika Rao to the lab!

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September 15, 2021

MedicalResearch.com Interview

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/

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September 14, 2021

HCPLive Interview

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

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September 1, 2021

New Publication!

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

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September 1, 2021

New Grant in the Lab!

Congratulations Meagan for receiving an NIH/NIAMS Diversity Supplement Award!

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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.”

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June 30, 2021

Thesis Proposal Defense

Congratulations to Madison for successfully defending her thesis proposal. Madison is now officially a PhD candidate!

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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.”

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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."

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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!

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February 2021

New Publication

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 

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December 2020

New Graduate Student

Welcome, Meagan Branch!

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November 2020

New Review article

Regulatory mechanisms governing epidermal stem cell function during development and homeostasis

Pooja Flora, Elena Ezhkova

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May 2020

Congratulations Carmit for winning the Arthur Cederbaum mentoring by a graduate student award!

Achievement award ceremony is going virtual! May 14, 2020 3:00pm

https://icahn.mssm.edu/livestream

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December 2019

Congratulations!

Congratulations Pooja for winning the NYSTEM training grant for stem cell biology  December 17, 2019

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December 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

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December 2019

New Graduate student

Welcome, Madison Weber!

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December 2019

Congratulations!

Congratulations Carmit for winning the BFSCI Skin Club best poster presentation!  December 9, 2019, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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July 2019

New Publication

Congratulations to Carmit for the publication "Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 Controls Maintenance of Fungiform Papillae by Repressing Sonic Hedgehog Expression"

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July 2019

Congratulations to Idan and Carmit for fantastic talks at the GRS and GRC on Epidermal Differentiation and Keratinization

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May 2019

Congratulations to Idan for giving a plenary talk at the SID annual meeting!

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April 2019

New Publication

Congratulations to Minh for the publication "Dissection of Merkel cell formation in hairy and glabrous skin reveals a common requirement for FGFR2-mediated signalling"

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January 2019

New Publication and cover!

Congratulations to Idan for the publication "PRC1 preserves epidermal tissue integrity independently of PRC2"

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