Cell Symposia: Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Human Disease

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Steven A. Goldman, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA

Juan Carlos Izpisua BelmonteDr. Steven A. Goldman is the URMC Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester, and Co-Director of its Center for Translational Neuromedicine. Goldman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978, then obtained his PhD with Fernando Nottebohm at the Rockefeller University in 1983, and his MD from Cornell in 1984. Dr. Goldman did his residency in Neurology at New York Hospital-Cornell and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, before joining the Weill Cornell Medical College faculty, where he remained until moving to Rochester in 2003.

Dr. Goldman is interested in cell genesis and regeneration in the adult brain, particularly in the use of neural stem and progenitor cells in treating demyelinating and neurodegenerative diseases. His lab focuses on the mobilization of endogenous progenitors for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease, and separately on the use of glial progenitor transplants in the leukodystrophies and multiple sclerosis, as well as for establishing iPSC-based in vivo models of human glial diseases.

Goldman also has a strong interest in the conversion of resident progenitor cells into cancers, and is additionally board-certified in neuro-oncology. He remains active clinically, and is emeritus chairman of Rochester’s Department of Neurology. He is a recipient of NIH’s Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, and has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Neurological Association, and is a member of the FDA Cell, Tissue and Gene Therapy Advisory Committee.

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