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Dr. Kristian Laursen

Assistant Professor of Research

In 2002 I was awarded a Masters in Biology from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Yet, with my interests being focused more on the developmental aspects of biology, I started doing molecular biology and in 2005 I obtained a PhD in transcriptional regulation. In December 2007 I joined Dr. Gudas’ group, where I am now working on elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which the different Retinoic Acid Receptors integrate environmental signal into a transcriptional response. The project is expected not only to increase our knowledge on developmental processes of the embryo, but also to identify protein domains which may serve as specific targets for anti-tumorigenic agents.

Weill Cornell Medicine Gudas Lab E409, Weill Cornell Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: 212-746-6254