NYSCF-Druckenmiller Fellow Justin Ichida is Lead Author on Groundbreaking Study

NYSCF applauds NYSCF-Druckenmiller fellow Justin Ichida on his recently published work in Cell Stem Cell, bringing us closer to turning adult cells into patient-specific stem cells without the use of cancer causing genes.

Building on the work of Lasker Prize-winning scientist Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, Dr. Ichida and his colleagues at Harvard found a new and safer way to make stem cells by using chemicals to replace two of the four genes used to turn adult cells into induced pluiripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are very similar to embryonic stem cells.

 

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Read an Interview with Justin Ichida &raquo