Thorsten M. Schlaeger

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Thorsten M. Schlaeger, Ph.D., is the head of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Core Facility of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital. [1]

He studied Human Biology (Humanbiologie) at the University of Marburg and performed his Ph.D. thesis work in the laboratories of Werner Risau and Tom Sato. [2] In 1999 he was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for his Ph.D. thesis on endothelial cell specific gene expression. [3] Following his postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Stuart Orkin and a short foray into industry, he re-joined Boston Children's Hospital where he works with Leonard I. Zon and George Q. Daley to develop induced pluripotent stem cell based transfusion and transplantation products. [2] His laboratory focuses on human pluripotent stem cell biology, genome editing, reprogramming, laboratory automation, chemical genetics, and imaging technologies. [1]

Google Scholar shows that ten of his papers have been cited more than 100 times each. [4]

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