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 FocusThe Studer laboratory 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, Universitat Bern
- Cornacchia D, Zhang C, Zimmer B, Chung SY, Fan Y, Soliman MA, Tchieu J, Chambers SM, Shah H, Paull D, Konrad C, Vincendeau M, Noggle SA, Manfredi G, Finley LWS, Cross JR, Betel D, Studer L. Lipid Deprivation Induces a Stable, Naive-to-Primed Intermediate State of Pluripotency in Human PSCs. Cell Stem Cell. 2019 Jul 3;25(1):120-136.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2019.05.001. Epub 2019 May 30
- Cederquist GY, Asciolla JJ, Tchieu J, Walsh RM, Cornacchia D, Resh MD, Studer L. Specification of positional identity in forebrain organoids. Nat Biotechnol. 2019 Apr;37(4):436-444. doi: 10.1038/s41587-019-0085-3. Epub 2019 Apr 1.
- Jacob & Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology & Medicine (2018)
- Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize, Gladstone Institutes (2017)
- 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)