Stem Cells and Development

In the Tajbakhsh Lab, our aim is to characterise stem cells and their daughters during embryonic and postnatal development of skeletal muscle to understand how this tissue is established, how it regenerates, and how aging in this tissue is defined.




We are examining the gene regulatory networks that regulate myogenic stem cell emergence, and relating this to how cell order is established in this lineage with particular focus on transcription factors and signaling pathways. We are also investigating how stem/progenitor cells self-renew, essentially via symmetric vs. asymmetric cell divisions, and how the stem cell niche is defined.







Shahragim Tajbakhsh


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Stem Cells and Development

Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology / CNRS URA 2578

Institut Pasteur

25 rue du Dr. Roux

75015, Paris

Tel  : +331 4061 35 20/ Lab +331 4061 3525

Fax : +33145688963


How to reach us

Open positions

We are always looking for motivated Postdocs, students (undergraduate / graduate students).


If you are interested in joining our lab please send your curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and contacts for letters of reference to Shahragim Tajbakhsh at


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