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The Dai Lab is an epithelial biology lab that studies the skin and mammary gland.

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. A multilayered structure of live and dead cells, the skin is subject to stress by the world around us everyday. The Dai Lab specifically studies how the skin responds to wounds and inflammation.

The mammary gland is a ductal network of dynamic epithelium located in the mammary fat pads. Under hormonal cues, the mammary gland undergoes explosive growth during puberty and pregnancy. The Dai Lab studies the transcriptional regulation mammary stem cells and their progeny.