Melissa Harrison

Program / Dept 1
Molecular Cell Pharmacology
Program / Dept 2
Biomolecular Chemistry
Short Research Description

Using embryos to study the relationship between transcriptional activation and the establishment of totipotency.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Integrated Program in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Undergrad Major:
Biological Sciences
Grad Major:
There is immense therapeutic potential in the ability to use stem cells for both the modeling and treatment of disease. However, the essential elements that govern totitpotency remain unknown. Our research aims to provide insights into the rapid generation of stem cell populations by studying the mechanisms by which these cells are generated during development.