Intro:

In June 2020, we attended the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) virtual annual meeting! Here is the first of three special episodes from the meeting featuring Dr. Madeline Lancaster, Group Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, who presented on new directions for human brain organoids.

Guest:

Dr. Madeline Lancaster is a Group Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. The Lancaster lab has created cerebral organoids as a model system to better understand human brain evolution, development, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

We discuss her work presented at ISSCR 2020, including her team’s latest publication in Science presenting a human central nervous system barrier-forming organoid model that produces cerebrospinal fluid.

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Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Lancaster