Elena Ezhkova, PhD
State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture
Title: Merkel Cell Development and Biology
Elena Ezhkova, Ph.D., is a Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Regenerative Biology Department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY). Her laboratory implements an array of powerful cellular and high-throughput molecular biology tools to dissect how transcription and epigenetic gene regulators play a role in cell fate determination, homeostasis, and regeneration of the skin. Identification of these molecular mechanisms aids in expanding our understanding of skin development, homeostasis, and the progression of various tissue disorders, including cancer.