Our laboratory aims at exploiting recent advances in stem cell biology to develop radically new therapies for degenerative disease and cancer. The main focus in the lab is on the biology and application of human embryonic stem (ES) and human induced pluripotent (iPS) cells. Pluripotent stem cells can provide a truly unlimited source for deriving therapeutically relevant cell types for applications in human disease modeling or regenerative medicine.
Lorenz Studer, MD
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology
Research FocusDevelopmental biologist Lorenz Studer investigates human stem cells as tools to understand normal and pathological development in the nervous system and to develop cell-based strategies for regenerative medicine.
EducationMD, PhD, Universitat Bern
- Steinbeck JA, Choi SJ, Mrejeru A, Ganat Y, Deisseroth K, Sulzer D, Mosharov EV, Studer L. Optogenetics enables functional analysis of human embryonic stem cell-derived grafts in a Parkinson’s disease model. Nat Biotechnol. 2015 Jan 12. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3124. [Epub ahead of print]
- Tabar V, Studer L. Pluripotent stem cells in regenerative medicine: challenges and recent progress. Nat Rev Genet. 2014 Feb;15(2):82-92. doi: 10.1038/nrg3563.
- MacArthur Fellow (2015)
- Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation (2014)
- Annemarie Opprecht Parkinson Award, Annemarie Opprecht Foundation (2012)
- Louise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator in Basic Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2005)