In this episode, sponsored by bit.bio, Drs. Marius Wernig and Yi Han Ng join the podcast to talk about the directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into dopaminergic neurons. Their approach, which is based on the expression of specific transcription factors to drive cell fate directly to a specific neuronal identity, has been demonstrated to robust generalate functional dopaminergic neurons of midbrain character.
Marius Wernig, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University
Yi Han Ng, PhD, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine and Laboratory of Metabolic Medicine, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
Efficient Generation of Dopaminergic Induced Neuronal Cells with Midbrain Characteristics
Martin Pera, PhD: Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cell Reports and The Jackson Laboratory
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