Pascale Guillot | Senior Lecturer of Fetal and Maternal Health
University College London

Pascale Guillot, Senior Lecturer of Fetal and Maternal Health, University College London

Dr Pascale V Guillot, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., is a stem cell biologist
and the Head of the Cellular Reprogramming and Perinatal Therapy team at
University College London Institute for Women’s Health, London, UK. The
research team of PV Guillot is focused on
understanding the biology, therapeutic potential and mechanistic properties of
mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as well as MSCs derived from induced pluripotent
stem cells (iMSC) in models of inflammatory pathologies. PV Guillot obtained a
PhD in Paris working on the Y chromosome, and started her scientific career
with Dr Mary Lyon at the Harwell Medical Research Council in the UK, before
pursuing her research on gene regulation at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA,
USA. Back in the UK, her team established that human fetal amniotic MSC can be
used as countermeasure to bone loss and bone fragility and is now studying the
mechanistic properties of these cells. At the same time, her team has
successfully produced the first chemically-induced pluripotent stem cells from
human somatic cells, and is are now delineating the pathways involved into the
reactivation of endogenous pluripotent genes.

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