Vessel-tissue Interactions in the Skeletal System

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Anjali Kusumbe is a postdoctoral scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Muenster, Germany. Before her move to Germany, she pursued her doctoral research with a research fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, in the field of Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) biology at the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India. Her doctoral thesis focused on deciphering the contribution of CSCs and endothelial cells in ovarian cancer progression. After gaining deep insight into the principles of analyzing dormant cell populations and tumor vascularization, she started her postdoctoral research in the field of endothelial cell biology. Her postdoctoral research focuses on understanding the vessel-tissue interactions in the skeletal system by utilizing high-resolution three-dimensional imaging, intravital imaging and cell-specific inducible genetic approaches in Mus musculus. Her recent work represents a very fundamental advancement in the understanding of bone vasculature and the links between blood vessel growth, bone formation and bone ageing. She has received the Werner-Risau Memorial Award for her work.