Professor Kevin Eggan
Harvard University, USA
Dr Eggan is Professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University and Director of the Stem Cell Program at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute. He has made fundamental contributions to the fields of stem cell biology and cellular reprogramming, and his lab was the first to generate patient-specific iPSCs from ALS patients were the first “stem cell models” of disease enabled the discovery that astrocytes are important non-cell autonomous contributors to motor neuron degeneration in ALS. Subsequently, Dr. Eggan’s group have used this novel approach to study disorders that were intractable in rodents, discover new mechanisms that lead to motor neuron degeneration, and finally to identify a candidate ALS therapeutic.
View Prof. Eggan’s publications on PubMed