Maximina Yun

Maximina Yun

@ Centre for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden, Germany

Dr. Yun earned a BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Genetics and Biochemistry from Cambridge University (MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology), where she focused on the interplay between DNA repair pathways and their regulation throughout the cell cycle. During her doctoral studies she became interested in the control of cellular plasticity, a key aspect of regenerative biology, and thus joined Jeremy Brockes’ lab (University College London) where she begun to explore the mechanisms underlying regeneration of complex structures using salamanders as model organisms. Since September 2017 she is a group leader at CRTD-Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden and Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany. Her current research leverages the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) and the Iberian ribbed newt (Pleurodeles waltl) systems to uncover fundamental principles of regeneration.