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Volume 6, 2 Issues, 2017


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Editor-in-Chief:
Herman S. Cheung
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Miami
Miami, FL 33101
USA


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Editor-in-Chief:

Herman S. Cheung (Biography
Herman S. Cheung

Dr. Cheung received his PhD from University of Southern California. He is the James L. Knight Professor at the University of Miami and the Senior Veteran Affairs Research Career Scientist at the Miami VA Medical Center. He is the Editor of the Current Tissue Engineering and the E-Book “Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. He was awarded NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship and Research Career Developmental Award, Distinguish Visiting Scholar Award (Chinese U. of Hong Kong) and Florida Federal Employee of the Year Award, Florida Education Fund Jones Outstanding Mentor Award and U. of Miami Graduate School Faculty Mentor of the Year.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Miami
Miami, FL 33101
USA



Co-Editor:

J. Chang
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Center
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai
China


Associate Editors:

F. M. Andreopoulos
University of Miami
Miami, FL
USA

F. Garcia-Godoy (Biography
F. Garcia-Godoy

Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy is Senior Executive Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Bioscience Research Center, and Chair, Department of Bioscience Research, College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

He is also Senior Clinical Investigator, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and an Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Garcia-Godoy is Adjunct Professor, Department for Conservative Dentistry (Restorative and Endodontics), Periodontology and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Munich, Munich, Germany (6/1999- )

He is also an Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA.

He is Honorary Professor of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo).

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN 38163
USA


Regional Editors:

H. Noguchi (Biography
H. Noguchi

Professor Noguchi completed his MD in 1996 and his PhD in 2002 at the Okayama University, Japan. He worked at Harvard Medical School (2002-2003). He achieved the Japanese first case of islet transplantation from non-heart-beating donor (2004), the world’s first success with living donor islet transplantation (2005), and Japanese first case of islet transplantation from brain-dead donor (2013). He was the Director of Regenerative Research Islet Cell Transplant Program at Baylor Research Institute (BRI, US) (2009-2010). He is currently the Professor of Department of Regenerative Medicine and Director of Regenerative Medicine Research Center at University of the Ryukyus.

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Okayama University
Okayama
Japan

X. Wang (Biography
X. Wang

Dr. Xiumei Wang is a professor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Tsinghua University. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and engineering from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2005, respectively. After her postdoctoral research work at the Center for Musculoskeletal Research of University of Rochester Medical Center, USA and the Center for Biomedical Engineering of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA from 2005 to 2008, WANG joined Tsinghua University in 2008. Her current research interests focus on nerve regeneration, cranial bone regeneration, and angiogenesis.

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Tsinghua University
Beijing
China


Section Editors:

(United States)
C.Y.C. Huang (Biography
C.Y.C. Huang

Dr. Huang is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami (UM) College of Engineering, USA. Dr. Huang has nearly 20 years of experience in orthopedic research. Dr. Huang has published more than 50 scientific publications. Dr. Huang also serves as a member of the editorial boards of Current Tissue Engineering and Journal of Medical Engineering. Dr. Huang obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering/Biomechanics at Columbia University (2001).

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University of Miami
Miami, FL
USA

(Asia)
L.K. Krishnan
Thrombosis Research Unit
Trivandrum
India

(Asia)
S. Kodama (Biography
S. Kodama

Dr. Kodama is a Professor and Chairman in Department of Regenerative Medicine & Transplantation, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University. He also serves in Center for Regenerative Medicine at Fukuoka University Hospital and Research Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Fukuoka University as a Director.

His specialties are stem cell researches, cell transplantation including islets, lymphangiogenesis, transplantation immunology and tissue engineering.

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Fukuoka University
Fukuoka
Japan

(United States)
M.O. Muench (Biography
M.O. Muench

Dr. Muench received his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Cell Biology & Genetics from the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He also obtained a B.S. degree in Genetics from the University of California at Davis and an A.S. degree in Physical Sciences from the College of Marin. Currently, Dr. Muench is a Senior Scientist at Blood Systems Research Institute in San Francisco and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Muench has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, review articles and book chapters.

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University of California
San Francisco, CA
USA


Editorial Board Members:

P.F. Argibay
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Argentina

D. Bosnakovski
University Goce Delcev
Štip
Macedonia

D.A. Chakkalakal
Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, NE
USA

H. Das
Heart and Lung Research Institute
Columbus, OH
USA

T.G.H. Diekwisch
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
USA

J. George
Kaplan Medical Center
Rehovot
Israel

Y. Kanemura
Osaka National Hospital
Osaka
Japan

S.H. Kim
Hanyang University Hospital
Seoul
South Korea

T.-S. Li
Nagasaki University
Nagasaki
Japan

H. Mao
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
USA

J. Mokry (Biography
J. Mokry

Dr. Mokry graduated from Medical Faculty in Hradec Kralove , Charles University, in 1990. In 1995 he defended his Ph.D. in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Medical Faculty in Hradec Kralove. In 2006 he became Professor in Histology a Embryology at Charles University in Prague. Currently he is engaged as a full professor and chairman of Department of Histology and Embryology at Medical Faculty in Hradec Kralove, Charles University. He also teaches students in “Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering” at his Medical Faculty and at Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice. He has published more than 150 scientific manuscripts.

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Charles University in Prague
Prague
Czech Republic

Tsk Kin Ng (Biography
Tsk Kin Ng

Dr. Ng obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010. Currently, Dr. Ng is an Assistant Professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also appointed as an Associate Professor in the Shantou University Medical College, China. Dr. Ng’s research interests include the biology and preclinical trial of human adult stem cells on ocular diseases as well as the molecular mechanisms of retinal cell differentiation and regeneration.

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

D.G. Phinney (Biography
D.G. Phinney

Dr. Phinney is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Therapeutics at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of stem cell research. He has published over 80 manuscripts and his research has garnered nearly 12,000 citations. He is currently an Associate Editor for Cytotherapy and previously served as Co-Editor for Stem Cells. He is also a member of the MSC committee for the International Society of Cell Therapy (ISCT).

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The Scripps Research Institute
San Diego, CA
USA

Y. Sakai (Biography
Y. Sakai

Dr. Sakai obtained a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Tokyo in 1993 and stated his work at Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo. In 1997-1998, he stayed in University of Rochester as a visiting scientist. In 2003-2008, he worked as an associate professor of Regenerative Medical Engineering Laboratory at the Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine (CDBIM), Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He returned to IIS as a professor and then moved to Department of Chemical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo in 2015. He has published over 160 scientific publication. He recently became an AIMBE fellow. His current research topics are engineering of multi-scale 3D tissues/organs for clinical applications and cell-based pharmacological or toxicological assays.

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University of Tokyo
Tokyo
Japan

M. Sittinger (Biography
M. Sittinger

Professor Michael Sittinger, PhD, is Head of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin. He is further responsible for the field translational research at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Regenerative Therapies. He has more than 25 years experience in the field of tissue engineering with more than 200 scientific and patent publications in the field. He has strong experience in technology transfer and successful product development from own invention to market launch. He is co-founder of several companies developing and commercializing tissue engineering products and he was Director of Research and Development at BioTissue Technologies from year 2000 until 2003.

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Charitè-University Medicine
Berlin
Germany

A. Subramanian
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
USA

S. Sumitran-Holgersson
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg
Sweden

V. Thomas
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
USA

V.M. Wang
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
USA

C.J. Xian (Biography
C.J. Xian

Dr Xian is a Research Professor and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at University of South Australia. He has more than 25 years of experience in research on tissue growth and repair, growth plate biology and bone growth, bone repair and regeneration, cancer chemotherapy-induced bone defects, and osteoporosis. Dr Xian obtained his PhD in 1993 from Murdoch University; and his earlier research positions include those at Child Health Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Dr Xian has over 140 peer-reviewed publications.

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University of South Australia
Adelaide
Australia

K. Yoshizato
Osaka City University
Osaka
Japan

D. Bonnet
London Research Institute
London
UK

J.M.S. Cabral
Technical University of Lisbon
Lisboa
Portugal

J.J. Cooper-White
University of Queensland
Brisbane
Australia

B. Dekel
Pediatric Stem Cell Research Institute
Tel Hashomer
Israel

P.W.M. Fedak
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
Canada

D.T. Harris (Biography
D.T. Harris

Dr. Harris is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he obtained BS in Biology, Mathematics and Psychology. He earned his Doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology in 1982. In 1989 Dr. Harris joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in the Department of Immunology. Dr. Harris established the first cord blood bank in 1992. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Biorepository, as well as Director of Quality at the GMP Laboratory. His research interests include stem cells and regenerative medicine.

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University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
USA

E. Karaöz (Biography
E. Karaöz

Dr.Karaoz received Ph.D. degree in the Department of Histology&Embryology at Medical School of Gazi University in 1994. He established Turkey's first Stem Cell Research Center in 2006 at Kocaeli University. He has been working as the head of the GMP facility at Liv Hospital. In this facility, It has been produced the cellular products under FDA and GMP regulations. These cells are used in the treatment of many kind of diseases.

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Liv Hospital
İstanbul
Turkey

K. Kyung-Sun
Seoul National University
Seoul
South Korea

B. Lim
Genome Institute of Singapore
Singapore

A.P. Marques (Biography
A.P. Marques

Dr Alexandra P. Marques obtained her PhD on Materials Science and Technology - Biomaterials in the University of Minho, Portugal and in cooperation with the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr Marques is a founder member, Vice-Director and Principal Investigator of the 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal. Dr Marques is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM), John Wiley & Sons – Blackwell. She is co-editor of 2 books, author of 170 publications (76 peer-reviewed, 14 book chapters, 77 ISI indexed conference abstracts) and co-inventor of 2 patents.

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University of Minho
Braga
Portugal

J.A. Mollenhauer
University of Tuebingen
Tuebingen
Germany

R. Ogawa (Biography
R. Ogawa

Professor, Rei Ogawa has the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He is currently a faculty member at the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo. He is a fellow of American College of Surgeons. He is now directing the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan. He is also directing Mechanobiology and Mechanotherapy Laboratory at his medical school. He joined the Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, where he worked between 2007 and 2009 as a Research Fellow. He has focused his recent studies on the mechanobiology and its application to tissue engineering, wound healing and anti-aging medicine.

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Nippon Medical School
Tokyo
Japan

F. Piskin
Hacettepe University
Ankara
Turkey

P.R. Sanberg
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
USA

V. Sorrentino (Biography
V. Sorrentino

Prof. Vincenzo Sorrentino is currently the director of Molecular Medicine and Genetics Section at University of Siena, Italy. He obtained his MD degree from the University of Rome and then spent several years working in US and Germany. From 2010 to 2016 he has been the Vice-Rector for research at the University of Siena. He has authored more than 170 manuscripts with a total Impact Factor of 934 and h-index of 46. He is member of the editorial board of Cell Calcium. Current research interest are 1) Molecular and cellular biology of muscle cells; 2) the biology of stem cells; 3) diagnosis and mechanisms of human genetic diseases.

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University of Siena
Siena
Italy

K. Sugaya (Biography
K. Sugaya

Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya (Ph.D.) is a professor of medicine in Burnett School of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Chair of Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Alliance in UCF and a Chair of Central Florida Chapter of Society for Neuroscience. He published more than 200 papers in neurodegenerative disease and stem cell research, and some of them were reported by Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC and other media in all over the world.

Dr. Sugaya is also a founder and a chair of Progenicyte, which is a biotech company holding his 67 patents licensed from UCF.

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University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
USA

T. Takezawa
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Tsukuba
Japan

W. Wagner (Biography
W. Wagner

Wolfgang Wagner is Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Engineering at RWTH Aachen University Medical School (Germany). Furthermore, Prof. Wagner is Cofounder of the company Cygenia (www.cygenia.com) that provides service for epigenetic analysis for other scientists since 2014. His main research interests are 1) hematopoietic stem cells and their interaction with the niche; 2) standardization and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells; 3) interaction of stem cells with biomaterials; and 4) molecular and epigenetic effects of aging, replicative senescence, and malignant transformation.

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RWTH University Hospital Aachen
Aachen
Germany

S.M. Watt
University of Oxford
Oxford
UK

Y. Xiao (Biography
Y. Xiao

Professor Xiao is currently a group leader of Bone and Tissue Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He obtained his BDSc and MDSc from Wuhan University, China, and has more than 10 years clinical experience. In 2000, he graduated with a PhD from School of Dentistry at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. He is currently the Director of Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ACCTERM). He has published two edited books, 10 invited book chapters and more than 180 journal papers. In the last five years, Professor Xiao’s citation index (h-index: 40) has risen significantly with more than 4000 citations. He has delivered more than 20 Plenary/Keynote speeches in international conferences and over 50 invited presentations.

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Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane
Australia

C.V. Borlongan
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
USA

T. Cao (Biography
T. Cao

Dr Cao has been establishing iHuman since 2003. He is Vice Dean, Director of Oral Sciences Disciplines, Faculty of Dentistry, National University Health System, and National University of Singapore. He is Invited Reviewer for 12 renowned international research funding agencies and authorities including Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council UK, and Wellcome Trust UK, European Science Foundation, Times Higher Education, World University Rankings, Elsevier. He serves as Editor-in-Chief, Advisory Editorial Board, Editorial Advisory Board, and Editorial Board for 10 international peer review journals. He has been invited and sponsored to speak at 49 international conferences and scholarly meetings.

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National University of Singapore
Singapore

F.Z. Cui (Biography
F.Z. Cui

Dr. Cui obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Materials Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing. Dr. Cui did Postdoc in FOM Institute at Amsterdam, and Visiting scholar in the Center of Materials Science and Engineering of MIT of USA. Currently Dr. Cui is an Professor in the School of Materials and Engineering of Tsinghua University, and the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Regenerative Biomaterials. He has published more than 400 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 40 issued patents. Dr. Cui was voted as a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biologic Engineering.

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Tsinghua University
Beijing
China

W. Deng
University of California
California, CA
USA

P. Gatenholm
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg
Sweden

J. Itskovitz-Eldor
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel

M.S. Kim (Biography
M.S. Kim

Dr. Moon Suk Kim is the Professor of Department of Molecular Science and Technology at Ajou University in South Korea. He is also Adjunct Professor of Purdue University, U.S.A. He served as a Principal Research Scientist in Nanobio-Fusion Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology from 2003-2009. He moved to Ajou University in 2009 to focus on development of biomaterials as drug, cell and gene carriers for tissue engineering and regenerative Medicine.

He is a member of the Korea Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. Moreover, from 2015 to the present, he serves as a TERMIS-AP Council Members. He has published ~170 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, ~20 book chapters and holds more than 27 issued patents.

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Ajou University
Suwon
South Korea

T. Lee (Biography
T. Lee

Dr. Techung Lee holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Medical College of Virginia and an M.S. in Biochemistry from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. He received his post-doctoral training in Developmental Biology from Baylor College of Medicine. Presently, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo. His current research concerns stem cell biology and extracellular matrix remodeling. He has served on many NIH Study Sections, published more than 50 scientific publications, and is actively involved in teaching medical students.

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University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
USA

B.B. Mandal (Biography
B.B. Mandal

Dr. Biman B. Mandal is an Associate Professor at Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). His research interest is Tissue Engineering, Silk Biomaterials and Stem cells. Dr. Mandal received his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur and his Post Doc at Tufts University, USA. He is a recipient of numerous National and International awards and recognitions including NASI-SCOPUS, INSA and NASI medals. Dr. Mandal has authored 58 highly referred articles with a cumulative impact factor of 298+, 1900+ citations and H-index of 25. He is lead inventor in 04 US and 06 Indian patents, contributed 04 book chapters and is editorial board member of 05 International Journals.

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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati
India

R.D. McKinnon (Biography
R.D. McKinnon

Dr. Randall D McKinnon, ¬PhD is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Rutgers – RW Johnson Med¬ical School ¬in New Jersey USA. Dr. McKinnon received hi¬s BSc from Queen’s Un¬ivers¬ity (Kingston, Canada), hi¬s PhD ¬in Virology from McMaster Uni¬vers¬ity (Hami¬lton, Canada), postdoctoral tra¬ini¬ng at Scri¬pps Institute (La Jolla, Cal¬forn¬a, USA) and was a seni¬or fellow at NIH (Bethesda, USA). He has recei¬ved the 1994 Jordi¬-Folch-Pi¬ Memor¬al Award (Amer¬ican Soci¬ety of Neurochem¬istry), the Gallo Award (The Cancer Insti¬tute of New Jersey) and the Tosh¬ba Explorav¬s¬on Award (Nati¬onal Sci¬ence Teachers Associ¬ati¬on).

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Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
USA

A. Mujib (Biography
A. Mujib

A. Mujib, Ph.D, a DAAD fellow (Germany), now associated with Department of Botany, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. He got M.Sc and Ph. D degree from the University of Kalyani, W.B (India).

Appointed and served earlier as Research Associate and Mission Engineer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Published around 110 articles which include four books, research papers and review articles of International repute with impact factors and book chapters. Reviewing research articles for about 50 International Journals and also on member of editorial board of 25 International Journals. Dr. Mujib has been advisor/ supervisor of 15 Ph. D students.

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Hamdard University
New Delhi
India

D. Pelaez
University of Miami
Miami, FL
USA

J. Polak
Imperial College London
London
UK

H. Sauer
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Giessen
Germany

G. Steinhoff
University of Rostock
Rostock
Germany

H. Suh
Yonsei University
Seoul
South Korea

S.-H. Teoh
National University of Singapore
Singapore

S.D. Waldman
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
Canada

E. Wolvetang (Biography
E. Wolvetang

Prof Wolvetang is a group leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland, co-director of the UQ Centre “stem cell ageing and regenerative engineering”, leads the “Cell reprogramming Australia” collaborative network, is a principal investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence “Stem Cells Australia” and was awarded the 2014 LSQ regenerative medicine prize. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Amsterdam, and has published >110 peer reviewed manuscripts. His laboratory employs iPSC as in vitro disease models and genome editing to interrogate the underlying gene regulatory networks and epigenetic bases of monogenic and complex neurological diseases.

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University of Queensland
Brisbane
Australia

Y. Yamada
Aichi Medical University
Nagakute
Japan


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