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SELECTBIO Conferences Cell Therapy Asia 2018

Masatoshi Suzuki's Biography

Masatoshi Suzuki, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Biosciences and Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Masatoshi Suzuki, D.V.M., Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences and a faculty member of the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research is to apply stem cell technology to disease modeling and therapeutic applications for neuromuscular diseases. He has engaged in basic and translational studies using human neural progenitor cells, mesenchymal stem cells, and pluripotent stem cells to develop therapeutic strategies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, and Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II).

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Neuromuscular Diseases: How Could Stem Cells Help?

Friday, 7 December 2018 at 12:00

Add to Calendar ▼2018-12-07 12:00:002018-12-07 13:00:00Europe/LondonNeuromuscular Diseases: How Could Stem Cells Help?Cell Therapy Asia 2018 in Kobe, JapanKobe,

Neuromuscular diseases are caused by functional defects of skeletal muscles via muscle pathology or indirectly via the nervous system. Extensive studies have been performed to improve the outcomes of therapies; however, there is still a crucial need for effective treatments in order to counteract muscle degeneration and neuromuscular denervation in such conditions. Human pluripotent stem cells, such as embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, have a great capacity to differentiate into skeletal muscle progenitor/stem cells (also known as myogenic progenitors) for use in treating and modeling neuromuscular diseases. This presentation summarizes current progress of stem cell applications for therapeutic development in neuromuscular diseases, specifically focusing on advantages and limitations of iPS cells.

Add to Calendar ▼2018-12-06 00:00:002018-12-07 00:00:00Europe/LondonCell Therapy Asia 2018Cell Therapy Asia 2018 in Kobe, JapanKobe,