Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Salk Institute, USA / CMRB, Spain
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte is currently a Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona. Dr. Izpisua Belmonte’s area of research is focused on the understanding of stem cell biology, organ and tissue development and regeneration. He has uncovered the role of some homeobox genes in limb patterning and specification, as well as the identification of the molecular mechanisms that determine how the different cell type precursors of internal organs are organized spatially along the embryonic left right axis. During the last few years he work has focused on the molecular basis implicated during organ regeneration in higher vertebrates, the differentiation of human stem cells into various tissues, and the molecular basis underlying aging and somatic cell reprogramming.
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