Lab of Vertebrate Genomics

Welcome to the Kusumi Lab . Our lab is focused on studying the evolution and function of genes that control spinal regeneration and development in vertebrates. Our research on regeneration focuses on the remarkable ability of lizards to regenerate musculoskeletal and neural tissues to form a new tail. The laboratory is working to generate genomic and bioinformatic resources for research in green anole model. Identification of regenerative mechanisms used by green anoles and application of these studies to mammalian systems would have a profound impact on the development of future regenerative medical therapies.