Kevin Eggan

Kevin Eggan named a member of a new Stem Cell Research Consortium

March 26, 2013

HSCI's Kevin Eggan has been named a member of a new Stem Cell Research Consortium established by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. The six consortium scientists, at academic research institutions in the US and Israel will be using techniques pioneered by Eggan, an HSCI Principal Faculty member and a professor in Harvard's Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, to study in the laboratory the neurons created from the cells of patients at high genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's.

This approach is one of our best shots at understanding common forms of Alzheimer’s and, once...

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Stem cell lessons: Insights on SCNT in studies, commentary

October 5, 2011

Five years after Harvard researchers first received institutional permission to attempt to produce stem cell lines via somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), a young scientist who worked in the Harvard program as a postdoctoral fellow has succeeded in using the process — known as therapeutic cloning — to produce a stem cell line containing the genes of a patient with type 1 diabetes.... Read more about Stem cell lessons: Insights on SCNT in studies, commentary

From skin cells to motor neurons: researchers find success with direct cellular reprogramming

August 29, 2011

A team of Harvard stem cell researchers has succeeded in reprogramming adult mouse skin cells directly into the type of motor neurons damaged in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), best known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These new cells, which researchers are calling induced motor neurons (iMNs), can be used to study the development of the paralyzing diseases and to develop treatments for them.... Read more about From skin cells to motor neurons: researchers find success with direct cellular reprogramming

Kevin Eggan receives Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering in White House

December 22, 2008

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientist Kevin Eggan today was cited by President George W. Bush for his work in advancing the field of stem cell science on both scientific and educational levels.

Eggan received a Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE)  “… for developing new approaches for reprogramming of patient cells into pluripotent stem cells and for developing and teaching new undergraduate curriculum in stem cell science.”

The assistant professor in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and HSCI principal...

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