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
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.
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.
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