Dr. Sergiu Pașca is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and the Bonnie Uytengsu and Family Director of the Stanford Brain Organogenesis Program. His team has developed methods for generating human brain organoids, and uses them to study the programs underlying brain development, assembly and dysfunction.
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Dr. Madeline Lancaster is a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. The Lancaster lab has developed cerebral organoids as a model system to better understand human brain evolution, development, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She joined us to discuss her research presentated at the ISSCR 2020 conference.
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Dr. Karl Koehler is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. His lab focuses on using human organoid systems as a platform to model congenital diseases and develop regenerative medicine therapies for the inner ear and various craniofacial tissues.
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Dr. Hans Clevers from the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research is a pioneer in the field, studying the molecular mechanisms of tissue development and cancer of various organs using organoids made from adult Lgr5 stem cells.
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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.
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