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Christoph Budjan

2011 - 2015


Dates of Study: Oct 2011 - Sept 2015

PhD Supervisor: Dr Emma Rawlins

Studentship Sponsor/Programme: Wellcome Trust - Four-Year PhD Programme in Developmental Biology

Thesis Title: Temporal integration of signals during respiratory lineage specification

Outreach Experience: Christoph completed some translation of stem cell fact sheets for the EuroStemCell website.

Post PhD

In September 2015 Christoph started working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Plain English

The development of an embryo involves a series of spatio-temporally ordered cell fate assignations. These decisions are controlled by mechanical and chemical inputs and lead to the emergence of all tissues and organs in the body. I am interested in how cells make decisions about their fate during development. Particularly, my PhD research focused on how cells interpret various environmental signals and integrate them to make precise and reproducible decisions. I have used the specification of the respiratory lineage, which gives rise to lung and trachea, as a paradigm.

Key Publications

  1. Budjan C, Rawlins E, Martinez Arias A. Temporal Integration of Signals Confers Endodermal Progenitor Competence and Specifies the Respiratory Lineage. (In preparation).

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