Emily Baker, Ph. D.
Developing innovative treatments for neural injuries by utilizing in vitro assays and therapeutically relevant animal models.
Investigating the effect of iPSC-derived neural stem cells on post stroke recovery using the pig stroke model.
Jessica master’s degree work focused on the development of Newcastle Disease resistant chickens utilizing a stem cell approach. Here work culminated in an exciting publication on a novel shRNA approach to knockdown Newcastle Disease Virus (Delayed Newcastle disease virus replication using RNA interference to target the nucleoprotein.). She recently graduated and is now working in industry.
Trinh’s thesis research focused on the assessment of motor function analysis in stroke pigs. Upon completing her M.S. She began working on a second master’s degree for the development of Apps.
Yubing Liu completed his two year research internship in the West Lab. As a highly productive member of the lab, he was co-author on multiple manuscripts and was first author on a nice piece on the generation of a novel piPSC line (α-1,3-Galactosyltransferase knockout pig induced pluripotent stem cells: a cell source for the production of xenotransplant pigs). He has graduated from Guangxi University, China with his PhD and is now post-doctorial fellow in the laboratory of Lijian Hui at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, China.
Ping’s research involved producing chimeric chickens from induced pluripotent stem cells utilizing a non-viral approach. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia in Dr. Richard Meagher’s lab.