Paul Tesar named Outstanding Young Investigator!

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has named Paul Tesar Ph.D. of Case Western Reserve University the Outstanding Young Investigator for 2015. The award “recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem cell research who will be honored with the award at the ISSCR Annual Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2015.”

Dr. Tesar joins the ranks of previous winners Valentina Greco (Yale University), Marius Wernig (Stanford University), Cédric Blanpain (Université Libre De Bruxelles), Robert Blelloch (University of California, San Francisco), Joanna Wysocka (Stanford University) and Konrad Hochedlinger (Harvard University). The award reflects not only the caliber of Dr. Tesar’s work, but also the caliber of the stem cell community in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Tesar began his laboratory 5 years ago in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has quickly risen to his current position as the Dr. Donald and Ruth Weber Goodman Professor of Innovative Therapeutics and tenured Associate Professor. He is also a Robertson Investigator of the New York Stem Cell Foundation. His lab is focused on the advancement of stem cell technologies for the understanding and treatment of human nervous system disorders.

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