(February 16, 2023) Webinar: Intracerebral Transplantation of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Produces Functional Recovery in Rats with Long-Term Stable Strokes
In this webinar, Max Myers presented his work on the use of autologous bone marrow-derived stem cells injected into the cortex of rats, following a stable stroke. Max also demonstrated its lab’s findings and talked about the Aspect Imaging M7 compact MRI system as it relates to its use in this project.
- The critical use of stem cells in stroke research
- Overcoming the blood-brain barrier via intracerebral injection of stem cells
- The introduction of stem cells led to improved functional recovery following an ischemic stroke
- How MRI can contribute to the understanding of treatments following stroke
About the Speaker (s)
Research Technician, Iacovitti Laboratory,
Thomas Jefferson University
Max Myers is a Research Assistant in the Department of Neuroscience at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, Max is working in the lab of Lorraine Iacovitti on using mesenchymal stem cells to treat chronic stroke. Prior to Jefferson, Max obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied pediatric high-grade glioma at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. After graduating from Pitt, Max completed a Post-Baccalaureate in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research focused on cancer immunotherapy for liver metastases. Max is currently applying to medical school, with future hopes of bringing the therapies that he studies to the clinic where there can be most effective in improving patients’ lives.