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Mark Messerli

Mark Messerli

Title

Associate Professor

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab

Office

244C

Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 244C
Biology & Microbiology-Box 2140D
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Dr. Messerli’s lab focuses on understanding relationships between vertebrate cellular structure and function. Special emphasis is directed toward understanding physiological processes involved with controlling tissue development and repair.

We are studying the roles of mechanotransduction and second messenger signaling during development and repair. We are also exploring the mechanisms by which clinical treatments promote wound repair. Understanding natural engineering schemes helps us to understand formation of cellular and tissue pattern and polarity and empowers us to repair damaged tissues and organs when endogenous repair mechanisms do not work. We use an interdisciplinary approach combining modern molecular methods with classic and state of the art physiological tools. We continue to advance electrical, electrochemical and imaging methods to help us with our studies.