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January 04, 2010

Dr. Masayo Takahashi of RIKEN CDB joins CiRA as a visiting professor

January 6, 2010 - Dr. Masayo Takahashi, who serves as a team leader of the Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology joined as a visiting professor to CiRA on January 1, 2010. Her appointment is expected to improve the system for pre-clinical and clinical research at CiRA. She will provide necessary advice on research activities here and advance studies on clinical application of iPS cells in close cooperation with CiRA investigators. She reported her success in inducing the differentiation of mouse and human iPS cells into retinal pigmented epithelial cells and photoreceptor cells last year. She is pursuing research to realize retinal regeneration with the use of iPS cells.

RIKEN CDB website: http://www.cdb.riken.jp/en/02_research/0202_creative23.html

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