Molecular and functional investigation of distinct pluripotent states in humans


  • Dr Thorold Theunissen

    University of Cambridge

Project summary

Thor has started his Fellowship in the laboratory of Professor Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead Institute/MIT), investigating the developmental identity of human pluripotent stem cells. He will also spend time in the laboratories of Professor Richard Young (Whitehead Institute/MIT) and Professor Li-Huei Tsai (Picower Institute/MIT). This work will be undertaken in collaboration with Professor Brent Stockwell (Columbia University) and Professor Joseph Ecker (Salk Institute). Throughout his Fellowship, Thor will maintain close ties with his sponsor and his mentor at the University of Cambridge, Professor Azim Surani (Gurdon Institute) and Professor Wolf Reik (Babraham Institute), respectively.