Maria Kasper, PhD – Advances in Hair Biology Lecturer
Dept. Cell and Molecular Biology
Maria Kasper is Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. She received her PhD at the University of Salzburg in human genetics and molecular tumor biology. In 2013, after a 6-year postdoctoral training in skin biology, she established her laboratory in the field of skin stem cell dynamics, tissue regeneration, and single cell transcriptomics. The Kasper Lab studies spatiotemporal processes to investigate how skin regenerates, cell-lineage decisions are made, wounds heal, and epithelial tumours initiate. Dr. Kasper has received national and international recognitions for her work, such as the Swedish Cancer Society Young Investigator Award, Ragnar Söderberg Fellow in Medicine and the LEO Gold Award and is a main coordinator of the Human Cell Atlas SKIN bionetwork.
Dr. Kasper will speak on, “Follicle Cell Types and Their Origins”