Chee Gee Liew

University of California, USA

Chee G. Liew is the Academic Coordinator for the Stem Cell Core at UC Riverside. His research focuses on the basic and translational applications of embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. There are two current research areas in his lab. The first involves genetic manipulation of stem cells. He is exploring methods and the use of different promoter constructs to genetically modify these cells. As a proof of principle, transgenic human neural reporters have been injected into the rat brain tissue to demonstrate a valid strategy for preclinical therapy. The second area concerns reprogramming and differentiation of normal and disease-specific human iPS cells as a novel cell source for disease modeling and drug screening. Dr. Liew and his group have continued to examine lineage commitment of pluripotent stem cells into somatic (including cells of CNS) and germ cells. Dr. Liew received his Ph.D. degree in biomedical science at the University of Sheffield and was a recipient of CIRM Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Irvine.

Biography Updated on 17 May 2011

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