Paul Tesar, DPhil

Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine​

2017 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipient

2010 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Alumnus

DPhil, University of Oxford, England

Postdoctoral Training, National Institutes of Health


Dr. Tesar is Professor and Director of the Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, where he works on directed differentiation of stem cells into oligodendrocytes to study diseases such as multiple sclerosis. By comparing stem cells from different patients, he has a tractable system to study human developmental genetics and uncover new genetic or pharmacological therapies. As a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health, he discovered epiblast stem cells. He is a NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipient.