Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Ben Scheres Interviewed by Jane Alfred

Ben Scheres investigates Arabidopsis development at Utrecht University since 1990. His group exploits the root tip as a tractable model for stem cells. Initially, the group focused on mechanisms of pattern formation. More recently, cell division and cell polarity in plants have become separate research topics –the ultimate aim is to connect these intertwined processes and provide an explanation for maintenance and specialization of stem cell groups in plant growth regions.

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Guy Sauvageau Interviewed by Catherine Cormier

Guy Sauvageau is the Founding Scientific Director of the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). He also holds the Canada Research Chair in the Molecular Genetics of Stem Cells and is Full Professor with the Université de Montréal Department of Medicine. Dr. Sauvageau is a researcher and clinical practitioner, specializing in the transplantation of bone marrow-derived stem cells, called hematopoietic stem cells, and in the study of the molecular mechanism involved in their...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Steve Reiner Interviewed by Jane Alfred

Steve Reiner received a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College in 1982. He received an M.D. degree from Duke University in 1985. He is clinically trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Richard Locksley from 1990 to1994. In 1994, he took his first faculty appointment, in the Gwen Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research at The University of Chicago. In 1999, he became...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Luis F. Parada Interviewed by Catherine Cormier,

Luis F. Parada grew up in Bogota, Colombia. He obtained a BS from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT in 1985 identifying oncogenes in human cancer. He was a Damon Runyon and later Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pasteur Institute. From 1988 to 1994, he headed the Molecular Embryology Section at the NCI in Frederick, Maryland. His work there centered on the identification and characterization of Trk receptor tyrosine kinases as physiological neurotrophin...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Sean Morrison Interviewed by Catherine Cormier

Sean Morrison’s laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell function in the nervous and hematopoietic systems. Dr. Morrison obtained his B.Sc. in biology and chemistry from Dalhousie University (1991), then completed a Ph.D. in immunology at Stanford University (1996), and a postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at Caltech (1999). Since 1999, Dr. Morrison has been at the University of Michigan, where his laboratory studies the mechanisms that regulate...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Ron McKay Interviewed by Richard Sever

Ron McKay received a B.Sc. in 1971 and a Ph.D. in 1974 from University of Edinburgh, where he studied under the tutelage of Edwin Southern examining DNA organization and chromosome structure. He received postdoctoral training at University of Oxford working with Walter Bodmer examining restriction-fragment-length polymorphism (RFLPs). In 1978, he became a senior staff investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory concentrating on two areas: the interaction of SV40 T antigen with the specific...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Ihor R. Lemischka Interviewed by Catherine Cormier

Dr. Ihor R. Lemischka is currently the Director of the Black Family Stem Cell Institute, and Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Lemischka relocated to Mount Sinai in July of 2007 after twenty-one years as Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Lemischka received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982 under the mentorship of Dr. Philip A. Sharp. He did...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Ruth Lehmann Interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Born in Cologne, Germany, Ruth Lehmann studied Drosophila embryology and genetics with Gerold Schubiger’s at the University of Washington, Seattle and with the late Jose Campos-Ortega at the University of Freiburg, Germany, where she described the neurogenic genes in Drosophila. During her doctoral thesis in the laboratory of Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen, Germany, she characterized maternal effect genes that organize the embryonic axes in...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Brigid Hogan Interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Brigid Hogan, PhD, FRS is the George Barth Geller Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center. She is also Director of the Duke Stem Cell Program. Prior to joining Duke, Dr Hogan was an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Hortense B. Ingram Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Hogan earned her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. After completing her PhD, she was a...

Control and Regulation of Stem Cells with Arturo Alvarez-Buylla Interviewed by Jane Alfred

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla is the Heather and Melanie Muss Endowed Chair in the Department of Neurological Surgery and Professor of the Institute for Regeneration Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received his undergraduate degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In 1988 he obtained his PhD from Rockefeller University and after a brief postdoctoral fellowship, becomes Assistant Professor and then Associate Processor-Head of Laboratory at this same...