Kim Bak Jensen

Kim Bak Jensen


Kim Jensen is Professor and Deputy Director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He got his PhD from the University of Aarhus, and joined Fiona Watt’s group for his postdoctoral training. He held his first faculty position at the Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge, UK, before moving to Copenhagen in 2013. He is interested in the molecular mechanisms that govern stem cell fate specification, and how extracellular signals integrates with gene regulatory networks to control tissue maturation and cellular plasticity in developing and regenerating adult epithelial tissues. By combining studies using mouse models and clinical specimens the long-term aim of research in the Jensen lab is to translate result from in vitro and in vivo models into regenerative therapies.

Primary fields of research

  • Stem cells and their role in tissue homeostasis
  • Tissue development and stem cell specification
  • The role of adult stem cells in disease
  • Development of regenerative therapies

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