Stem Cell : Programming and Reprogramming

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John Gurdon

John GurdonJohn Gurdon was a Zoology undergraduate at Oxford University. In 1971, he joined the MRC molecular biology lab in Cambridge. In 1983, he co-founded a research institute of developmental and cancer biology (now named the Gurdon Institute) with Professor Ronald Laskey, acting as Chairman until 2002. His career has concentrated on nuclear transplantation in the frog and experiments to discover the value of mRNA microinjection, mechanisms of response to morphogen gradients, and recently, mechanisms of nuclear reprogramming by Xenopus oocytes and eggs. Master of Magdalene College Cambridge from 1995-2002, he has received various recognitions, including the 2009 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Science. He is currently a Distinguished Group Leader in the Wellcome Trust/CRUK Institute in Cambridge.

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Supporting publications

Cell
Cell : Stem Cell
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
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