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
Steindler, Dennis A.
DENNIS A. STEINDLER is executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute and professor of medical research at the Departments of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery at the Movement Disorders Center at the University of Florida. His main research has involved investigating stem cell therapy and using this knowledge as a way of treating debilitating neurobiological diseases. Essentially, Steindler has divided his research goals into five categories. The first involves the development and refinement of new in vitro methodologies that will, to a large extent, rely on insights from the studies of hematopoiesis, which can be used to selectively expand particular stem cells or progenitor cell populations, which in turn can control their differentiation into particular types of neurons. The second category of research includes work to discover the genes involved in stem cell growth and differentiation, using the clonal populations of stem and progenitor cells as a model for neurogenesis, by creating ...