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The FSHD Society’s FSHD University: Dr. Rita Perlingeiro on Stem Cell Research and FSHD
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FSHD University: Dr. Rita Perlingeiro on Stem Cell Research and FSHD
February 23, 2023
Our webinar speaker is Dr. Rita Perlingeiro, Associate Professor of Medicine within the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota. Her primary research interests include understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling lineage-specific differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and applying this information to efficiently generate tissue-specific stem/progenitor cells endowed with in vivo regenerative potential. Her work has potential applications in muscular dystrophy research and future therapies.
Dr. Perlingeiro received her PhD from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Sao Paulo, Brazil), in which she studied erythroid progenitor cell biology in the context of sickle cell disease. Following, she moved to Boston, where she did her postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT in the laboratory of Dr. George Daley, focusing on the generation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells.
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