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Experimental stem cell therapy tested for rare lung disease
April 30, 2018 - A Canadian-led research team has launched a clinical trial of an experimental stem cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension. This rare and deadly disease occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the lungs become so damaged that blood can
Could stem cells repair the heart, fight infections, mend premature lungs, and heal the brain after stroke?
April 11, 2018 - Ottawa researchers closer to finding out, thanks to $999,900 from the Stem Cell Network Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO and the University of Ottawa are bringing discoveries made in the lab closer to human trials and therapies, thanks


Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Coutu, Daniel
PhD
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Arthritis, Autoimmune disease, Bleeding disorders, Blood cancer, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Chronic disease, Musculoskeletal conditions, Osteoporosis 3D printing, Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Cell therapy, Gene expression, Gene therapy, Genetics, Genomics, Imaging, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Surgery, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Diallo, Jean-Simon
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infectious disease Basic research, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research, Viral therapy
Ilkow, Carolina
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Kothary, Rashmi
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Neuromuscular disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Dystonia, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Spinal muscular atrophy Basic research, Disease models, Drug development, Epigenetics, Epigenetics, Gene therapy, Genetics, Imaging, Lipidomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Mei, Shirley
PhD, MSc
Investigator
(Regenerative Medicine)
Basic research, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Critical care, Disease models, Epigenetics, Gene therapy, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells
Parks, Robin
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Common cold, Muscular dystrophy Gene therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Wang, Jiahu
PhD
Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Cell therapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Wang, Jiahu
PhD
Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Cell therapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy