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The Lozito Lab compares skeletal regeneration in lizards and salamanders. The ultimate goal is to apply this knowledge to improve regeneration in humans.

  • Lizard
    Crested Gecko (Correlophus ciliatus), a lizard species incapable of tail regrowth being studied for the evolutionary loss of regenerative capabilities (Photo by Thomas Lozito)
  • Salamander
    Mourning Gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris), a parthenogenetic lizard species being studied in the lab (Photo by Megan Hudnall)
  • Lizard
    Green anole (Anolis carolinensis), a regenerative lizard species being studied in the lab (Photo by Megan Hudnall)
  • Tail
    A regenerating green anole (Anolis carolinensis) tail (Photo by Thomas Lozito)
  • Tail
    A regenerating mourning gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris) tail with an auxiliary regenerate induced by spinal cord implantation (Photo by Thomas Lozito)