As a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Evan Snyder has been involved in stem cell research from the dawn of the field where he has been integral to the advancement of stem cell research. Notably, his early research identified the first brain or neural stem cells in humans.
Now, Snyder investigates induced pluripotent stem cells in animal models, with the goal of developing therapies for clinical applications.“Stem cell research is still a little bit of science fiction,” he says. ”Though not as distant as you might think.”
His research has also provided support for using cord tissue in conjunction with blood stem cells from cord blood in transplants. “The best transplants have both of these kinds of cells with them,” he says.