Robert Lanza, MD
Robert Lanza, M.D., Adjunct Professor
Dr. Lanza is currently Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as well as Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has several hundred scientific publications and patents, and has authored/edited more than 20 books, including Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, the Handbook of Stem Cells, Principles of Tissue Engineering, and Methods of Tissue Engineering. Dr. Lanza received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a University Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and studied in the laboratory of Richard Hynes, Jonas Salk, and Nobel laureates Gerald Edelman and Rodney Porter. He also worked closely with the late Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner and heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard.
SYNOPSIS OF AREA OF INTEREST: Embryonic stem cells and their derivatives.