Keynote Speaker

Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine, USA

Ruth Lehmann

Ruth Lehmann, PhD, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is the Director of the Skirball Institute and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at NYU School of Medicine. She completed her PhD in the laboratory of Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard at the MPI in Tübingen, Germany in 1985. After postdoctoral training at the MRC in Cambridge England, she joined the Whitehead Institute and MIT in 1988. She moved to NYU Medical School in 1996. Dr. Lehmann is an elected member of AAAS, NAS and EMBO. Her lab focuses on fundamental mechanisms that govern germ cell specification, migration and survival in the embryo and germ line stem cell maintenance and transgenerational success in the adult.

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