Professor Lorenz Studer
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Talk title: "iPSCs as a model for neurodegeneration disease: Myths and truths"

Lorenz P Studer, MD, is the Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His lab has established many of the techniques for turning human pluripotent stem cells into diverse cell types of the nervous system. He has used patient-specific stem cells for modeling various human disorders and identified strategies to measure and manipulate cellular age. Finally, he has led efforts to develop novel cell-based therapies for Parkinson's disease. Recent awards related to his studies include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Ogawa-Yamanaka Prize, and the Jacob Heskel Gabbay award in Biotechnology and Medicine.