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Scientists boost protein supply to enhance muscle function, reduce nerve-dependent fatigue in mice

January 17, 2016

NYSCF named Dr. Rossi as one of six NYSCF Investigators at its Fifth Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference last October as an expansion of its ongoing efforts to promote the next generation of stem cell scientists. Each of the NYSCF-Robertson Investigators receive $1.5 million over the next five years to expand their own laboratories, train other scientists and foster innovative high-risk/high reward research to explore the therapeutic potential of stem cells derived from humans and model organisms. This funding will support the most promising and creative scientists whose research projects have the potential to accelerate the path from bench to bedside.

Dr. Rossi heads his own lab at the Immune Disease Institute at Harvard Medical School, where he leads a group of researchers who focus on hematopoietic stem cell biology - mechanisms that regulate self-renewal and multi-potency - as well as reprogramming the cellular identity of a number of cell types to pluripotency or into clinically useful cell types. Dr. Rossi began his career at the Mount Sinai Research Institute at the University of Toronto, and did postgraduate work with Dr. Irving Weissman at Stanford University. His work has been published in numerous scientific journals, including Nature, Science, PNAS, and Cell Stem Cell.

Source: New York Stem Cell Foundation