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Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
November 2, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
James Thomson, Ph.D., pioneer in stem cell biology and Director of Regenerative Biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research at University of Wisconsin, Madison will present the annual Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture from noon – 1:00 p.m. in MMS 3.001 of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth located at 6431 Fannin @Ross Sterling, Houston, Texas 77030 on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
Dr. Thomsonâ€™s research focuses on the differentiation of vascular progenitors for transplantation therapies and mammalian developmental clocks. Dr. Thomsonâ€™s research group reported the first derivation of embryonic stem cells (ES) from a non-human primate in 1995, work that led his lab to the first derivation of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 and derivation of the first human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell.