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Ken Lau Archives

Lineage tracing in the gut

Nov. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have developed an algorithm to classify cell types from experimental data, making it possible to understand how organs develop.

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Gut response to fluid flow

Oct. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that microvilli – finger-like projections from cells in the intestine – respond to the shear stress of fluid flow to drive a cellular pathway that regulates nutrient balance.

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Single-cell study of tumor samples

Oct. 26, 2016—A new method for analyzing cells in fixed biopsy tissues from patients by guide personalized treatment strategies for cancer.

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DISSECTing cell signaling networks

Dec. 14, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new method to study cell signaling networks at single-cell resolution.

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Pioneers of Discovery: Investigator driven to divine cellular ecosystem’s rulebook

Oct. 31, 2013—Ken Lau, Ph.D., a new assistant professor in Cell and Developmental Biology, is out to determine the rules that lead to cells converting from one type to another, for example, when a healthy cell becomes a cancer cell.

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