IFOM Colin Jamora Lab

Colin Jamora Lab

Colin Jamora

American, born in 1971, Colin Jamora coordinates the Joint Research Lab, an IFOM laboratory established as part of the collaboration with the inStem Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Bangalore, India.
The research program directed by Jamora is dedicated to studying the cellular and molecular details underlying tissue regeneration. read more

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Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration

The powerful lure of the field of regenerative medicine is based on the promise of being able to engineer cells and tissues of the human body to restore parts lost to trauma or disease. Interestingly, regeneration imitates and adapts many processes found in embryogenesis and tissue morphogenesis. Therefore a thorough understanding of these developmental processes beginning with individual stem cells through the formation of functional three dimensional organs is a prerequisite to making this field a reality. read more

Laboratory location: Bangalore, India

Recent publications

  • Nakasaki, M. Hwang, Y., Xie, Y., Kataria, S., Gund, R., Hajam, E.Y., Samuel, R., George, R., Danda, D., Paul, MJ, Nakamura, T., Shen, Z., Briggs, S., Varghese, S., and C. Jamora.
    The matrix protein Fibulin-5 lies at the interface of tissue stiffness and inflammation in fibrosis.
    Nature Communications. (in press)
  • Lee, D.J., S.W. Chen, F. Du, M. Nakasaki, I. Rana, V.F.S. Shih, A. Hoffmann, and C. Jamora. (2015)
    Regulation and function of the caspase-1 inflammasome in a wound-like microenvironment.
    J. Investigative Dermatology. 135(8): 2012-2020.
  • Aung A, Seo T, Lu S, Wang Y, Jamora C*, del Alamo JC*, and Varghese S*. (2014)
    "3D Traction stresses activate protease-dependent invasion of cancer cells"
    Biophys. J 107:2528-2537.
    * co-corresponding authors


Professor Shyni Varghese
Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego
Professor Emmanuel Theodorakis
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

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