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Maria Eleni Kastriti

Karolinska Institute

My projects focus on neural crest and peripheral glia lineages (Schwann cell precursors and Schwann cells) and their multipotency . Specifically, I am interested in the mechanisms driving the differentiation or maintaining the stem cell-like properties of embryonic progenitors. Lastly, I am following the same processes in the postnatal organism while making evolutionary connections around cell types of the peripheral nervous system.