Date(s) - Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:45 am - 1:30 pm
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Join us for Dr. Rita Perlingeiro’s review of her research on muscle cell regeneration to the FSH Community. We welcome all FSH patients and family members to attend this meeting which we have arranged to occur on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9:45 AM to 1:30 PM at the Lillehei Institute/Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Perlingeiro will be presenting from 10 AM to 12 PM. The presentation will be followed by a time for sharing with pizza and drinks in the lunch area.
Dr. Rita Perlingeiro has received her PhD from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Sao Paulo, Brazil), in which she studied erythroid progenitor cell biology in the context of sickle cell disease. Following, Dr. Perlingeiro moved to Boston, where she did her postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT in the laboratory of Dr. George Daley, focusing on the generation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota. Her primary research interests include understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling lineage-specific differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and applying this information to efficiently generate tissue-specific stem/progenitor cells endowed with in vivo regenerative potential. She has received several awards and honors and has served as an expert reviewer and publisher for several journals.