Candace Kerr earned her M.S. degree in zoology at the University of Maine, Orono, Me, USA; and her Ph.D. degree in Genetics and Biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa, USA. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University in Biochemistry. She became Faculty in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University in 2008, where she established her laboratory in stem cells and development. In 2011, Dr. Kerr was recruited as a Faculty Member at the University of Maryland, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Member of the UM Stem Cell Program. Dr. Kerr has published multiple papers, reviews, and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals in the stem cell literature and is coinventor on several patents involving stem cell applications. She has also reviewed for multiple journals and is on several editorial boards. Her research interests involve fundamental stem cell biology of embryonic stem cells, embryonic germ cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells. This includes the biomarkers of their differentiation into germ cells, neural cells, and skin stem cells for the purposes of neural injury and repair, oligodendrocyte transplantation, and disease modeling.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2012