17/06/2016 - 12:00 - Sala Ramón y Cajal

Probing the myogenic lineage using pluripotent stem cells

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Rita Perlingeiro

Stem Cell and Regenerative Cardiovascular Medicine Department, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, USA

Rita Perlingeiro, from the Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling lineage-specific differentiation of pluripotent stem cells (i.e. embryonic and adult reprogrammed stem cells), and applying this information to efficiently generate tissue-specific stem/progenitor cells endowed with in vivo regenerative potential. Her ultimate goal is to develop safe strategies to enable their future therapeutic application. She has been invited by Pura Muñoz-Cánoves (UPF).