Special Issue "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017)
Dr. Ilyas Singeç
Director, Stem Cell Translation Laboratory (SCTL), NIH Regenerative Medicine Program, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), 9800 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20892, USA
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Interests: cell reprogramming; iPS cells; cell differentiation; quantitative biology; high-throughput screening; cell therapy; tissue engineering; neurological and psychiatric diseases; personalized medicine
The discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) over a decade ago has transformed stem cell biology and biomedical research. The promise of the iPSC technology holds tremendous potential for disease modeling, drug discovery, predictive toxicology, and regenerative medicine applications. As progress is being made, there is strong interest in addressing the immediate translational challenges and knowledge gaps in order to bring iPSC-based therapeutics closer to patients. In particular, comprehensive approaches and tangible solutions are needed for establishing and disseminating quality control standards for safety, reproducibility, and scalable cell differentiation. Careful molecular studies ranging from epigenetic, genetic, proteomic, and metabolic analyses are of importance in order to better understand iPSC biology in comparison to embryonic stem cells and other cell types. This Special Issue will focus on basic and translational iPSC research for improved characterization and elucidation of patient- and disease-specific cells during pluripotency, differentiation, and application in vitro and in vivo.
Dr. Ilyas Singeç
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- iPS cell
- embryonic stem cells
- cell differentiation
- molecular characterization
- disease modeling
- cell replacement
- drug screening
- cell maturation