MDI Biological Laboratory
Assistant Professor, MDI Biological Laboratory

James Godwin, Ph.D.

Do humans undergo scarring instead of regeneration because of their immune system?

Do humans undergo scarring instead of regeneration because of their immune system? What can we learn from natural regeneration that we use to induce scar-free regeneration in humans?

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Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, ARMI, Monash University, Australia

Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London, UCL (UK)

Ph.D., Immunology Research Center, Melbourne University, Australia.

Student Projects

Dr. Godwin studies the requirements for successful limb and heart regeneration in salamanders. He has shown that salamander macrophages are a cell type essential for regeneration and that the behavior of connective tissue cells (fibroblasts) behave differently in the absence of macrophages. Undergraduate Research Fellows in Dr. Godwin’s lab will develop new transgenic animals and characterize nerve-fibroblast-macrophage interactions using in vivo assays and targeted cell ablation to define critical cell types and subtypes and in vivo imaging to record critical interactions.

Lab Members

Nadjib Dastagir, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Researcher

Gabriela JohnsonResearch Assistant II

Andrew HartResearch Assistant II