Dr Myriam Hemberger
Trophoblast stem cells
The focus of our work is on the establishment, maintenance and differentiation of trophoblast cells leading to formation of a functional placenta. Trophoblast cells are the major building blocks of the developing placenta. They are the first cell type to arise very early in development when they are set apart from cells giving rise to the embryo itself.
Our two main areas of research are:
- Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of the trophoblast stem cell compartment
- Establishment of a functional placenta