Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Andrew J. Waskey
GORDON M. KELLER is the senior scientist in the Division of Stem Cell and Developmental Biology at the Ontario Cancer Institute. He is also the director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine and works at the MaRS Center in the Toronto Medical Discovery Tower in Canada. He also holds the Canada Research Chair in embryonic stem biology. Keller's research interests are in the areas of lineage—specific differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells in culture; development of hematopoietic, vascular, and cardiac lineages from ES cells; commitment of ES cells to endoderm—derived lineages; and growth and differentiation of human embryonic stem cells. More specifically, Keller is focused on a research program that is seeking to define and to describe fully the essentials of the process of embryonic development. He is seeking to understand the early events that are part of the process of the establishment, growth, and maturation of the embryonic ...