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Ping Yu

Ping Yu

Ping’s research involved producing chimeric chickens from induced pluripotent stem cells utilizing a non-viral approach. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia in Dr. Richard Meagher’s lab.
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Yubing Liu

Yubing Liu

Yubing Liu completed his two year research internship in the West Lab. As a highly productive member of the lab, he was co-author on multiple manuscripts and was first author on a nice piece on the generation of a novel piPSC line (α-1,3-Galactosyltransferase knockout pig induced pluripotent stem cells: a…
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Trinh Nguyen

Trinh Nguyen

Trinh’s thesis research focused on the assessment of motor function analysis in stroke pigs. Upon completing her M.S. She began working on a second master’s degree for the development of Apps.
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Jessica McCabe

Jessica McCabe

Jessica master’s degree work focused on the development of Newcastle Disease resistant chickens utilizing a stem cell approach. Here work culminated in an exciting publication on a novel shRNA approach to knockdown Newcastle Disease Virus (Delayed Newcastle disease virus replication using RNA interference to target the nucleoprotein.). She recently graduated…
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Soo Shin, M.S.

Soo Shin

Soo is a master’s degree student in the West Lab with the interdisciplinary toxicology program. She graduated from University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biotechnology with an emphasis in Animal Science in 2018. She is extremely interested in how different disciplines of science can be integrated…
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Monika Saini, Ph. D.

Monika Saini has awarded the SERB Indo-US Post-Doctorate Fellowship to do research in the area of metabolomic study in neural stem cell therapy.
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Kelly Scheulin, Ph.D.

Kelly Scheulin

Studying non-integrating cellular reprogramming, neural stem cell therapies for stroke in a porcine model, and non-invasive in vivo imaging in our pig model. CV
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Vivian Lau

Vivian Lau

Vivian is currently a graduate student in our lab where she will be investigating the effect of iPSC-derived neural stem cells on post stroke recovery using the pig stroke model.
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Emily Baker, Ph. D.

Emily is a Post-Doctoral Researcher from Covington, Georgia. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a B.S.A. in Animal Science in 2012. Her research interests include developing innovative treatments for neural injuries by utilizing both in vitro assays and therapeutically relevant animal models.
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Holly Kinder, Ph. D.

Studying the regenerative and therapeutic capacities of induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) in both in vitro and in vivo models.
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