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The Stem Cell Report with Martin Pera

Stem cell science has catapulted to the forefront of biomedical research over the last decade, bringing with it the potential to transform human health and the treatment of devastating diseases and disorders. Martin Pera, an internationally recognized stem cell pioneer and the dynamic editor-in-chief of Stem Cell Reports, explores basic discoveries in stem cell research and its application. Dr. Pera goes “beyond the paper,” bringing authors together to draw new insights and explore the questions and creativity that drive new breakthroughs. Stem Cell Reports, published by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), is an open-access, peer reviewed journal that supports the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

Episode 1
Blastoids, Gastruloids, and Stem Cell-Based Embryo Models

Guests
Janet Rossant, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto and the Gairdner Foundation
Patrick Tam, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia

Featured Paper
Opportunities and Challenges with Stem Cell-Based Embryo Models

Episode 2
The Renaissance of Developmental Biology

Guests
Lorenzo Orietti, PhD, Medical Advisor, Onco-Hematology Unit,  Amgen, Inc, (Italy)
Marta Shahbazi, PhD, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, PhD, Mammalian Embryo and Stem Cell Group and The Centre for Trophoblast Research, University of Cambridge, UK and the California Institute of Technology, USA

Featured Paper
Embryo Size Regulates the Timing and Mechanism of Pluripotent Tissue Morphogenesis

Episode 3
Stem Cells: From Cancer Vaccines to Space Research

Guests
Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute,  USA
Xiaoming Ouyang, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Wu Laboratory, Stanford University, USA

Featured Paper
Anti-Tumor Effects of iPSC-Based Cancer Vaccine in Pancreatic Cancer

 

Episode 4
Curbing Unproven Stem Cell-Based “Treatments”

Guests
Mohamed Abou-El-Enein, MD, PhD, MSPH, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
Zubin Master, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA
Kirstin Matthews, PhD, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, USA
Sean Morrison, PhD, Children’s Research Institute, UT Southwestern, USA

Featured Paper
Unproven Stem Cell Interventions: A Global Public Health Problem Requiring Global Deliberation