Lee Ann Laurent-Applegate
Lee Ann Laurent-Applegate acquired her B.S. degree at South Dakota State University, and Ph.D. degree at the University of New Mexico with postdoctoral appointments at Lovelace Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine. She moved to Switzerland for an International Fellowship for Cancer Research Award (IARW) in 1989 and is is the Director of Cellular Therapies in the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. She also has an appointment at the University of Zurich Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecualr Medicine since 2009. She has developed cellular therapies for different clinical applications since 1993 using progenitor cells from musculoskeletal tissues including bone, cartilage, tendon, muscle, disc, and skin and particularly for the treatment of burn patients. The long-term interdisciplinary approach between biologists, engineers, and medical doctors in the University Hospital and Polytechnical School of Engineering (EPFL) has shown that all musculoskeletal tissues can be targets for cellular therapy and tissue engineering for repair of these organs.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2010