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Regina Brunauer


A biologist by training, Regina studied Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Salzburg. Her research focused on regeneration and aging since her early scientific days as PhD student at the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research in Innsbruck, where they investigated aging of bone-derived human mesenchymal stem cells. After a postdoctoral stay at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California (San Francisco North Bay, close to wine country), Regina learned about the ability of mouse digit bone to undergo epimorphic regeneration, a process commonly only known for salamander limb regeneration, which is why she moved to Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas) to investigate how aging affects bone regeneration in this model. At the LBI, Regina aims to apply concepts of regeneration biology to improve bone healing in patients of all ages.