Current Lecture

Cellular Smartphones:
How Adult Stem Cells Heal Damaged Tissue

Johnathon Anderson, Ph.D.
Exosome Team Leader, Institute for Regenerative Cures
UC Davis Medical Center

 

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Wednesday, April 20th
6:00 - 7:00 pm
University Union, Ballroom Room 1

The Sacramento State STEM Regenerative Medicine Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Johnathon Anderson, Exosome Team Leader at the Institute of Regenerative Cures, UC Davis Medical Center. His talk titled “Cellular Smartphones: How Adult Stem Cells Heal Damaged Tissue” will address his current research focused on the roll mesenchymal stem cells play in treating damaged tissue.

Currently there are a few hundred clinical trials taking place with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat a variety of different diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Why is there so much excitement surrounding these living medicines and how do they work? Interestingly, scientists have recently discovered a new, exciting, and more sophisticated type of communication system that stem cells use to talk to one another. Come learn about how MSCs use cell-to-cell communication systems to heal damaged tissue.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Anderson, a prestigious National Science Foundation Fellow, received his PhD from UC Davis in Integrative Genetics and Genomics. He worked at the National Institutes of Health and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden, where he developed an international collaboration on stem cell communication systems. Dr. Anderson currently heads up the Exosome Team in Dr. Jan Nolta’s lab at the Institute for Regenerative Cures, UC Davis Medical

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