Isabel Beerman, Ph.D.

Stadtman Investigator

Translational Gerontology / Epigenetics and Stem Cell Aging Unit


Room 10C220
251 Bayview Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21224


Research Topics

The Epigenetics and Stem Cell Aging Unit is focused on understanding mechanisms that underlie age-associated functional decline, with a focus on adult tissue-specific stem cells. By establishing the mechanisms leading to dysregulation of stem cells, we can begin to target these alterations to restore potential to the aging stem cell compartments. As the tissue-specific stem cells are responsible for maintaining overall tissue homeostasis, reestablishing the full potential to these aged cells could mitigate many aged associated phenotypes.

Selected Publications

  1. McNeely T, Leone M, Yanai H, Beerman I. DNA damage in aging, the stem cell perspective. Hum Genet. 2020;139(3):309-331.
  2. Spehar K, Pan A, Beerman I. Restoring aged stem cell functionality: Current progress and future directions. Stem Cells. 2020;38(9):1060-1077.
  3. Yanai H, Beerman I. Proliferation: Driver of HSC aging phenotypes? Mech Ageing Dev. 2020;191:111331.
  4. Scaramozza A, Park D, Kollu S, Beerman I, Sun X, Rossi DJ, Lin CP, Scadden DT, Crist C, Brack AS. Lineage Tracing Reveals a Subset of Reserve Muscle Stem Cells Capable of Clonal Expansion under Stress. Cell Stem Cell. 2019;24(6):944-957.e5.

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