Rik M Derynck, Ph.D.


Research Interests:
Transmembrane TGF-a and TGF-b receptor signaling in cell proliferation and differentiation.

Dr. Derynck studies signaling mechanisms that regulate the generation of bone, muscle and fat cells and how these cells derive from mesenchymal stem cells. This knowledge is used to direct mesenchymal stem cells and pre-adipocytes toward the generation of bone and muscle tissues.

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