Marius Wernig, MD, PhD

Marius Wernig, MD, PhD

Associate Professor​ at Stanford University​

MD, Technical University of Munich

PhD, Technical University of Munich

Postdoctoral Training, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT

Bio

INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Wernig is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Pathology at Stanford University. As a postdoctoral researcher at the Whitehead Institute, MIT, Dr. Wernig spearheaded one of the few research groups worldwide to successfully create pluripotent stem cells from mouse skin cells.

PRIZE

Dr. Wernig’s research focuses on reprogramming skin cells into functional neurons, and he and colleagues are currently conducting clinical trials to find treatments for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a rare tissue disorder.

Research Area

  • Neurobiology
  • Parkinson's