Emma Rawlins is an MRC Senior non-clinical fellow based at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge and her laboratory works on lung developmental and stem cell biology and regeneration.
Specific questions addressed include: How are our lungs built and maintained? How does this go wrong in disease? Can we use our insights from developmental biology to induce effective lung regeneration? Or to promote improved maturation of premature lungs?
The laboratory uses a combination of human embryonic lung organoids and mouse genetics as model systems. They perform multiple techniques including, in vitro and mouse genetics, lineage-tracing, microscopy, live-imaging, cellular and molecular techniques.