Neuro Next Seminar

"Cortico-motor Assembloids: A Human 3D Multi-cellular Platform to Study Spinal Cord Development and Disease”

Jimena Andersen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Genetics
Emory University

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*Lunch provided for in-person attendees

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Jimena Andersen attended the University of Bath, UK for her undergraduate degree where she studied Biology. She then pursued her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology at the National Institute for Medical Research, UK under the supervision of François Guillemot. For her postdoc, Andersen worked with Sergiu Paşca at Stanford University, where, among other achievements, she pioneered the generation of cortico-motor assembloids. 

The Andersen lab aims to understand the fundamental processes that shape the development and function of the spinal cord and motor system at cellular and tissue levels and identify vulnerable links that predispose it to disease. Towards this goal the lab uses stem cell-derived organoid and assembloid technologies in combination with state-of-the-art molecular and functional techniques.

Faculty Host: Ming-fai Fong, Ph.D.

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