Key areas of interest: Stem Cells and Disease Modelling, Organoids, Brain Development
OVERVIEW OF PHD PROJECT
The major aim of my PhD studies is to model human neurogenesis in physiological and pathological conditions by developing a suitable in vitro 3D culture system using human pluripotent stem cells. Modelling human neurogenesis in vitro would represent a unique tool to elucidate many aspects of those mechanisms that lead to the high complexity of the human brain and to neurological disorders. Additionally such a model will provide a platform to test new drugs as well as a cell source for regenerative medicine therapy.
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