Marco Seandel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College
2008 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Alumnus
PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook
MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Postdoctoral Training, Weill Cornell Medical College; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Seandel aimed to use cells from the mouse testicle as a source of stem cells that could behave much like embryonic stem cells, the gold standard in stem cell research. Specifically, his research focused on obtaining cells from the normal human testicle, developing procedures for converting these cells into stem cells that resemble embryonic stem cells, and then to drive the stem cells to form blood vessels to treat a wide variety of human diseases. He is continuing his research in his independent role at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Weill Cornell and MSKCC in Dr. Shahin Rafii’s lab.