Dr. Shahin Rafii is a Professor of Reproductive Medicine and the Arthur B. Belfer Professor in Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as Director of the Ansary Stem Cell Institute. His research focuses on stem cell biology and angiogenesis. We discuss his research and thoughts on the meeting.
Dr. Josef Penninger is from the University of British Columbia and the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria. He was previously on the podcast to talk about his research developing human blood vessel organoids. Dr. Penninger’s team has identified a trial drug that can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in human blood vessel and kidney organoids.