Andras Nagy, senior scientist- (nagy<at>lunenfeld.ca)
The lab reflects my broad scientific interest rooting back to my love of developmental biology. All our projects aim to connect the normal developmental processes to diseases. We use the power of sophisticated genetics as an approach to understand biological processes. Over the years, the lab has crystallized around three foci. 1. blood vessel biology with connection to cancer and blindness, 2. understanding stem cells and moving them toward cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine, and 3. developing new genetic tools. My lab is known for its innovative thinking and thrive to be at the forefront of each area we tackle. I am fortunate to work with an excellent group of students, postdoctoral fellows, associate scientists, technicians and my administrative assistant who are taking this challenge very professionally.