In multicellular organisms, tissue homeostasis requires coordinated cell death, cell proliferation and cell differentiation. Disruption of this balance can lead to many human diseases including degenerative disorders and cancer. Dr Fan’s group investigates the molecular control of cell death and how dying cells communicate with their neighbours to maintain tissue homeostasis, as well as implications of these findings for understanding human diseases.
Associate Professor in Cell and Developmental Genetics
Dr Fan’s research interest centres on understanding how cell death, cell proliferation and cell differentiation are coordinated to maintain tissue homeostasis. This has important implications for cancer development and tissue regeneration.
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