Katherine Stewart, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at The Rockefeller University
2020 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow
PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dr. Stewart aims to understand how the body clears dying cells to make way for fresh, healthy cells. She has recently discovered that the stem cells that replace hair, usually primarily associated with replenishing and repairing cells, also are involved in removing dying neighbor cells – an ability that has never been linked to any type of stem cell before. She is planning to further research why stem cells engage in this behavior, which could advance insight into skin regeneration.