University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Schatten is a founding course director of Frontiers in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research FrHESC – an intensive laboratory and lecturebased introduction to this emerging research field. He was also a founding course director of Frontiers in Reproduction at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole Massachusetts another program of modern bioscience techniques for beginning investigators in reproductive sciences. He is the only American on the executive committee of UNESCO’s International Cell Research Organization along with extensive funding from the National Institutes of Health. He is the recipient of a MERIT award and was recently honored by the Czech Academy of Sciences with the Purkinje Medal. His numerous authored and coauthored papers on Fertilization, Cell biology development, Infertility and assisted Reproductive technologies have appeared in premier journals such as Fertility and Sterility and Science. He is also an eloquent advocate for research in reproduction development and stem cells and has testified to the US Senate and the President’s Council on Bioethics.
His research focuses on Human Reproduction, Human Development, Cloned Transgenic Disease Models, Stem Cell Potentials and Genetic versus Epigenetic.