Michael Rendl, MD
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PROFESSOR | Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology
PROFESSOR | Dermatology
Research Topics
Developmental Biology, Morphogenesis, Regeneration, Stem Cells
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS]
The Rendl Laboratory studies the formation and function of stem cell niches. Specifically, we utilize genetic mouse models for embryonic hair follicle formation and for adult hair growth and regeneration to uncover how specialized Dermal Papilla (DP) cells act as instructive niche cells for hair follicle stem cells. A major focus is also to define how DP cells acquire the hair-inducing cell fate in the first place that sets them apart from regular skin fibroblasts. Insights from these studies will reveal general mechanisms on how stem cell niches function and provide a platform for developing hair regenerative therapies. For more detailed information, please visit the Rendl Lab website.

MD, Medical University of Vienna

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rockefeller University


Irma T. Hirschl Trust Research Award


Research Career Development Award Dermatology Foundation


Schrodinger Fellow of the Austrian Science Fund


Max Kade Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


AESCA Award for Dermatological Research

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