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  • Gernot Neumayer

    Gernot Neumayer

    Senior Research Scientist, Stem Cell Bio Regenerative Med Institute

    BioI am a passionate scientist with expertise in basic and translational research related to ageing, cancer, genomic instability, DNA damage response (HDR & NHEJ), genome editing (CRISPR), regenerative medicine (iPSCs), cellular identity (reprogramming), and proteomics (interactions, biomarkers, target identification). My extensive experience is reflected by 10 peer reviewed publications. I possess excellent communication and technical writing skills (English/German), as evidenced by collaborations with world renowned institutions and >$460,000 won from scholarships, grants & awards. Recent highlights: Postdoctoral Young Investigator Award from Stanford University for scientific merit, commitment & leadership; “Played a big part” in securing a CRISPR-based $5.1Mio grant for regenerative medicine at Stanford University; Poster prize (out of 77 entries) at the Department of Pathology, Stanford University 2019 research day.

  • Kouta Niizuma

    Kouta Niizuma

    Basic Life Research Scientist, Stem Cell Bio Regenerative Med Institute

    BioI am a Research Scientist in Prof. Hiromitsu Nakauchi's laboratory at Stanford University. I obtained my PhD in Immunology from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. During my doctoral studies in Prof. Akira Shibuya's laboratory, I focused on the characterization of cell surface receptors expressed on immune cells. I successfully cloned a novel human immunoglobulin-like receptor, CD300H, and established a specific monoclonal antibody. My research demonstrated that CD300H is expressed on a subset of human monocytes and dendritic cells and plays a crucial role in enhancing inflammation by promoting the production of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.

    During my PhD, I also studied as a visiting scholar in Prof. Lewis L. Lanier's laboratory at UCSF, where I investigated the role of the activating receptor NKG2D on NK cells in viral immunity.

    Since May 2018, I have been a member of the Nakauchi lab. My current research focuses on the development of new immunotherapies using myeloid cells derived from iPS cells, the generation of monoclonal antibodies, and hematopoietic stem cell biology.