Mayumi Ito

Mayumi Ito PhD is an Associate Professor in The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine (NYU). Dr. Ito was awarded Ph.D from Nagoya University in 2003. She performed her postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. George Cotsarelis in the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty at NYU. Her research focuses on understanding tissue regeneration in mammals with particular interest in epimorphic regeneration, which is rarely seen in mammalian organs. Her research team identified signaling pathways that govern regenerative behaviors of melanocyte stem cells and hair follicle stem cells for hair follicle pigmentation and neogenesis, which has unique implications for treatment of alopecia and wound healing.