Alexey Terskikh, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Developmental Biology and Aging Program
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
Guest Lecture: “Hair Regeneration: Using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) derived from dermal papilla cells with a 3D biodegradable scaffold”
Dr. Terskikh’s lab pioneered the approach that enables differentiation of human induced pluripotential stem cells (iPSCs) into folliculogenic dermal papilla cells (DPCs) and three-dimensional biodegradable scaffold.
Alexey Terskikh earned his Ph.D. at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 1996, in the laboratory of Prof. J.P. Mach, where he designed a new type of high-avidity recombinant molecule called Peptabody. He received postdoctoral training with Prof. Irving Weissman at Stanford University, where he discovered a common genetic program between hematopoietic and neural stem cells. Dr. Terskikh holds an Assistant Professor position in the Brain and Mind Institute at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland (2002-2006) and was recruited to SBP as Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2002 and as a full time Assistant Professor in 2006.