Dr Andras Nagy
Dr. Nagy is currently a Senior Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, Investigator at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine and adjunct Professor at the Monash University, Melbourne. He holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Stem Cells and Regeneration. He also has a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Sciences Division of the Academy of Science. His research focuses on several areas of interest, which include 1) Functional studies of genes belonging to families with known roles in blood vessel formation; 2) Development of sophisticated genetic manipulation tools in the mouse model; 3) Applying genetics to cancer research; 4) Derivation, differentiation and genetic modification of both mouse and human Embryonic Stem cells; 5) Reprogramming of somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells using a novel method based on the piggyBac transposon system and understanding the key molecular players in the reprogramming process.