Using iPS Cells and Reprogramming to Model Neural Development and Disease
Organizer: Kevin Eggan, PhD
Stem cell and reprogramming technologies offer exciting opportunities to access human brain cell types and even tissues for studies of development and disease. As methods and techniques for both stem cell differentiation and transcription factor induced reprogramming evolve, the robustness, reproducibility, and utility of these methods continues to improve. In this short course, leaders in developing and implementing these approaches will discuss their work with a view to help attendees utilize these approaches in their own research. Specifically, we will cover the generation of neural cell types from pluripotent stem cells and, by direct reprogramming/trans-differentiation, new methods for three dimensional culture, genome editing and use of these approaches in the design of disease-relevant assay systems.
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