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JCCC Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Brigitte Gomperts
Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Advance Our Understanding of Lung Diseases
Date: 10/3/2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: 73-105 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095

JCCC SeminarDr. Brigitte Gomperts

Presented by:
Brigitte Gomperts, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
Member, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area
Member, Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

Dr. Brigitte Gomperts’ research focuses on the role of adult stem cells in repair and regeneration of the lungs. The goal of her research is to understand the normal repair processes in the airway that recapitulate lung development. Studying these adult stem cells in repair and regeneration of the lungs may, therefore, also provide new insights into diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiolitis obliterans. The ultimate goal is to use this knowledge to develop novel targeted therapies and prevention strategies for lung diseases.

Light lunch served

Co-sponsored by the JCCC and the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research