Alysson Muotri | Director of Stem Cell Program
University of California

Alysson Muotri, Director of Stem Cell Program, University of California

Dr. Muotri earned a BSc in Biological Sciences from the State University of Campinas in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Genetics in 2001 from University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He moved to the Salk Institute as Pew Latin America Fellow in 2002 for a postdoctoral training in the fields of neuroscience and stem cell biology. He has been a Professor at the School of Medicine, University of California in San Diego since late 2008. His research focuses on modeling neurological diseases, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, using human induced pluripotent stem cells. His lab has developed several techniques to culture human neurons and glia for basic research and drug-screening platforms. He has received several awards, including the prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NARSAD, Emerald Foundation Young Investigator Award, Surugadai Award from Tokyo University, Rock Star of Innovation from CONNECT, NIH EUREKA Award among others.


BioData West: Day 2 @ 13:40

Developing translational medicine through the three main pillars: benchside, bedside and community

  • How to enable the transition of knowledge between the three pillars of translation
  • Utilizing digital technologies to empower collaboration to accelerate research 
  • Understanding the educational road map and processes across the translational field

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