Nestor Oviedo

Our group investigates the fundamental mechanisms of stem cell regulation to gain insights on the process of regeneration, malignant cell transformation, and the renewal of adult tissues. Research in our lab uses planarians, a remarkable animal model that allows observation of stem cells in their natural environment. We apply cutting-edge molecular and computational techniques to study planarian’ stem cells in tissue regeneration and maintenance, and as a model for cancer.

The Oviedo Lab