Stem Cells

Paperback / softback by Rob Burgess

Stem Cells: A Short Course is a comprehensive text for students delving into the rapidly evolving discipline of stem cell research. Comprised of eight chapters, the text addresses all of the major facets and disciplines related to stem cell biology and research. A brief history of stem cell research serves as an introduction, followed by coverage of stem cell fundamentals; chapters then explore embryonic and fetal amniotic stem cells, adult stem cells, nuclear reprogramming, and cancer stem cells. The book concludes with chapters on stem cell applications, including the role of stem cells in drug discovery and therapeutic applications in spinal cord injury, brain damage, neurological and autoimmune disorders, among others.

Written by a leader in the field, Stem Cells: A Short Course appeals to both students and instructors alike, appealing to academic enthusiasm for stem cell research and applications.
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Format: Paperback / softback, 384 pages Language: English
Dimension: 175 x 20 x 252mm ISBN10: 1118439198
Weight: 794g ISBN13: 9781118439197
Publication Date: 08 Jan 2016 Publisher: Wiley


Rob Burgess, PhD is Vice President of Global Business Development for RayBiotech, Inc. He is also an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas within the School of Natural Sciences. He has co-founded several successful start-up companies (Lexicon Genetics, Inc. and Medical Nanotechnologies); restructured and streamlined research, development and manufacturing efforts at Zyvex Corporation; managed over 35 R&D and manufacturing scientists and engineers at Zyvex Corp; authored several book chapters and one textbook on nanomedicine, and published several papers in major peer-reviewed journals such as Science and Nature. He is an expert in the fields of vertebrae functional genomics, stem cells and nanotechnology, with a specific emphasis on stem cell gene targeting and knockout technologies.


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