Mark Krasnow

Mark Krasnow

Paul and Mildred Berg Professor

(650) 723-7191

Beckman Center, Room B439A


MD and PhD in Biochemistry (University of Chicago)

The Krasnow Lab uses genetic and genomic approaches to elucidate, at single-cell resolution, the genetic programs that control development, renewal, and regeneration of the lung. We are especially interested in stem cells and how their behaviors are controlled in three dimensions to generate functional tissue, and in using this information to understand and treat lung disease and to regenerate a lung. We use similar approaches to map the breathing pacemaker and neural circuit of breathing and to identify breathing arrhythmias.

We have also established an international consortium and a laboratory in Madagascar, partnering with Malagasy students and scientists, to determine the feasibility of the mouse lemur as a new genetic model organism and to provide a model for hands-on biomedical education and training in developing countries that strengthens their special talents and preserves and enhances their unique natural resources.

Current Lab Members

Jalal Baruni

Jalal Baruni

Krasnow Lab
Stephen Chang

Stephen Chang

Krasnow Lab
Leighton Daigh

Leighton Daigh

Krasnow Lab Postdocs and Scientists
Hernan Espinoza

Hernan Espinoza

Postdocs and Scientists Krasnow Lab
Camille Ezran

Camille Ezran

Postdocs and Scientists Krasnow Lab
Sharon (Xiaoran) Guo

Sharon (Xiaoran) Guo

Postdocs and Scientists Krasnow Lab
Josh Head

Josh Head

PhD Student Krasnow Lab
Elin Kang

Elin Kang

Krasnow Lab
Caitlin Karanewsky

Caitlin Karanewsky

Postdocs and Scientists Krasnow Lab
Shixuan Liu

Shixuan Liu

Postdocs and Scientists Ferrell Lab Krasnow Lab
Jozeph Pendleton

Jozeph Pendleton

Postdocs and Scientists Krasnow Lab
Katy Prothro

Katy Prothro

Krasnow Lab
Shahadat Rahman

Shahadat Rahman

Krasnow Lab
Avin Veerakumar

Avin Veerakumar

PhD Student Krasnow Lab
Timothy Wu

Timothy Wu

PhD Student Krasnow Lab
Helen Yue Zhang

Helen Yue Zhang

PhD Student Krasnow Lab