Prof. Janet Rossant, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
invited by State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Biology
Topic: "Making the Placenta- the Role of Trophoblast Stem Cells"
Subject: Stem cell
Visiting Time: May 7-14, 2010
Dr. Janet Rossant is a Senior Scientist in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program and Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. She is also a University Professor, University of Toronto, and Professor in the Departments of Molecular Genetics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Paediatrics, University of Toronto. Her research interests centre on understanding the genetic control of normal and abnormal development in the early mouse embryo using both cellular and genetic manipulation techniques. Her interests in the early embryo have led to the discovery of a novel placental stem cell type, the trophoblast stem cell. She is Deputy Scientific Director of the Canadian Stem Cell Network and directs the Centre for Modelling Human Disease in Toronto, which is undertaking genome-wide mutagenesis in mice to develop new mouse models of human disease.
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Prof. Janet Rossant and Prof. DUAN En-Kui