Tissue Regeneration and Repair

David Breault, MD, PhD

David Breault, MD, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. David Breault's research has exploited the fact the mouse telomerase (mTert) is a biomarker for embryonic and tissue stem cells. He has developed a streamlined technique for isolating and characterizing adult stem cells from a variety of tissues using genetically engineered reporter mice.

Harald C. Ott, MD

Harald C. Ott, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Harald C. Ott is a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

Jessica  Whited, PhD

Jessica Whited, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Humans and other mammals have extremely limited regenerative capabilities in key parts such as limbs.  Nearly two million Americans are currently living with the consequences of having undergone limb amputation due to injury or disease, and this number is expected to rise. No biological therapeutic has been devised to address this problem.