Magda Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, UK
Magda Zernicka-Goetz

Magdalena is Professor of Mammalian Development and Stem Cells at the University of Cambridge, UK and Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech, California. Her work led to re-define our ways of thinking about the earliest events that govern cell fate specification in the mammalian embryo. She has developed new approaches to culture mammalian embryos in vitro to the point of gastrulation that she has applied to study both mouse and human embryogenesis. Most recently, she has established conditions to allow stem cells representing the three tissues of the embryo to self-assemble and generate 3D embryo-like structures that recapitulate development to gastrulation.  

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