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Designing Solutions for Maternal and Infant Health

Renee A Reijo Pera


Renee A Reijo Pera, PhD
Montana State University/Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience/Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr Reijo Pera is the Vice President of Research and Economic Development and a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University. Prior to joining Montana State University, she was the George D Smith Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and directed the Center for Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the Stanford University Doctoral Graduate Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Stanford University Center for Human Embryonic Pluripotent Stem Cell Research and Education. She has received numerous awards for her work including the American Stem Cell Research Foundation Award, Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine Bruce Stewart Award, and was cited by Newsweek magazine as one of twenty influential women in the USA for her work in understanding human development and Time Magazine recognized her laboratory for one of the top ten “medical breakthroughs of 2010.” Her laboratory is focused on understanding how cell fate decisions are made in the embryo, in particular how particular cell lineages are formed from pluripotent stem cells.

2016 Scientific Advisory Board: 
2016 Topics: 
Conception and Early Development