Kumari Lab

Rowan Research

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Kumari Lab

Welcome to the Kumari Lab

Kumari lab is very young, and focusing on tongue and taste, and its regulation by Hedgehog (HH) signaling. The regulatory pathways associated with tongue homeostasis and genes responsible for taste fungiform papilla/taste bud alteration after HH pathway blockade are not clearly understood and remain challenging to understand tongue physiology in response to therapeutic interventions such as HH signaling blockade. Further, while essential for many oral functions, non-taste filiform papillae homeostasis remains understudied. Thus, Kumari lab aim to lay the foundation for an in-depth understanding of the genetic, molecular and functional architecture of the fungiform and filiform papillae and HH signaling regulation in these particular lingual environments.

Students are welcome to join her to explore this exciting sensory organ!