Stem cells provide enormous potential for the field of regenerative medicine. Their ability to become any type of cell-blood, heart, brain, bones, skin, muscles, etc.-offers hope for effective treatments, or perhaps even reversal of, a disease.
This course will advance your understanding of cell-based therapies and show you what it is being done today to develop and deliver them. Discover new ways to restore organ and tissue function for the treatment of chronic diseases, genetic disorders and serious injuries. Get a glimpse inside the laboratory of medical researchers who are pioneering stem cell therapeutics.
This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.
You Will Learn
Different sources of stem cells and how to identify them
Key components in the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method
Methods for quantifying iPS cell engraftment
Practices for designing and generating human iPS cells
Chris Bjornson, Research Associate, Stanford University
Michele Calos, Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
Jane Lebkowski, President of Research and Development, Asterias
Matt Porteus, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cancer Biology), Stanford University
Soeren Turan, Instructor, Stanford University
Joseph Wu, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and of Radiology, Stanford University
*This certificate neither substitutes for, nor leads to, being board certified as a genetic counselor (ABGC) or clinical geneticist (ABMG)