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Jul 11, 2019 at 9:30 am

Southern California Stem Cell Seminar Series: July Seminar Speaker, Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD


Talk Title:

“Modeling human neurogenetic diseases in mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cells”

Seminar Speaker:

Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD

The James H. Jewell MD (Med ’34) Professor of Genetics

Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals

Hosted By:

Alysson Muotri, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics, Cellular & Molecular Medicine

UC San Diego Health

Director, UCSD Stem Cell Program

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Brief Biography

Tony Wynshaw-Boris received his MD, PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His PhD was under the direction of Richard Hanson, PhD, where he elucidated the sequences within the PEPCK promoter required for activation by cAMP and glucocorticoids.

He did his residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, in Pediatrics followed by a medical genetics fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. While in Boston, he did a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Philip Leder, MD, where he studied mouse models of developmental disorders.

In 1994, Dr. Wynshaw-Boris set up an independent laboratory at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the NIH, where he initiated a program using mouse models to study human genetic diseases, with a focus on neurogenetic diseases. In 1999, he moved to UCSD School of Medicine, where he became Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, as well as Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics.

In 2007, he moved to UCSF School of Medicine, where he was the Charles J. Epstein Professor of Human Genetics and Pediatrics, and the Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics. At UCSF, in addition to mouse models, his laboratory began to use patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models to study human disease. In June 2013, he returned to Cleveland to become the Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences. His laboratory continues to use mouse and iPSC models to shed light on mechanisms of neurogenetic diseases with the ultimate goal of providing novel therapies.

Dr. Wynshaw-Boris is President-Elect of the American Society for Human Genetics for 2019, and will be President in 2020. He was appointed to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, in 2019. He has also been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Pediatric Society, and he was elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Seminar Objective

The Stem Cell Program was founded on the unique strengths of the UC San Diego research community, with its unparalleled cross-disciplinary collaborations and strong basic and comparative biomedical science programs.

The University of California, San Diego Stem Cell Seminar Series is intended to stimulate the exchange of experience with researchers outside of UC San Diego, enhance interactions with sister institutions and biomedical campuses, and promote education in stem cell research.

The monthly Stem Cell Seminar Series brings scientists from all over the world to the forefront of regenerative medicine and emphasizes the basic research and translational themes of stem cell research. These seminars provide an opportunity for the “Mesa” community to learn about the work being done by prestigious researchers from other institutions, preview unpublished scientific results, initiate collaborations and build networks. The speakers invited provide novel insights into stem cell functions, tissue development, and cell-based approaches for the treatment of diseases.


We strive to promote unparalleled cross-disciplinary collaborations and strong basic and comparative biomedical science programs and support development of essential core facilities and facilitate training and educational activities.


These goals are accomplished through presentations by distinguished invited speakers from various avenues of stem cell research and by poster presentations by graduate students and post-docs.

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Date and Time

Jul 11, 2019 at 9:30 am


Duane Roth Auditorium

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee

Free, registration requested


Marci Murray    858-534-8510


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

UCSD Stem Cell Program, Alysson Muotri, PhD, Co-Director Stem Cell Program, Professor, Pediatrics and CMM

Event Category

Talks and Lectures