Training Program Faculty
Richard Maas, MD, PhD
Work in the Maas Laboratory focuses in two areas, both of which revolve around the problem of how vertebrate organs form. The first research area, embodied in a large, new and highly interdisciplinary research Consortium approach called SysCODE, or Systems based-Consortium for Organ Design and Engineering, is aimed at organ regeneration. The second and more long-standing research area involves mechanistic investigations into Pax and Hox genes, their respective gene networks, and the genetic control vertebrate eye, craniofacial, pancreatic and kidney development.