Jason Spence
Jason Spence
Assistant Professor
spencejr@umich.edu

Research Description

Developmental Biology.
Using model organisms to understand mechanisms by which the embryo develops, with a focus on specification, differentiation and organogenesis of tissue derived from the endoderm.

Stem Cell Biology, Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling.
Directing differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into different endodermal lineages such that we may generate tissue for replacement therapies and discover novel in vitro methods to model and study human development and disease.

Education

Ph.D., Miami University (Advisor: Katia Del Rio-Tsonis)
B.S., Canisius College