Astrocellular therapeutics Lab

Robert Krencik | Center for Neuroregeneration | Houston Methodist
Robert C. Krencik, PhD
Center for Neuroregeneration
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Assistant Member, Research Institute
Regenerative Medicine Program
Department of Neurosurgery
Houston Methodist
The Astrocellular Therapeutics Lab is specifically focused on understanding the functional relationship of human neurons and astrocytes in normal and injured states. We employ novel three-dimensional human pluripotent stem cell-based culture techniques, optogenetic methods, electrophysiology, transplantations and molecular/biochemical approaches to answer vital questions and accelerate progress in neuroregeneration including cellular engraftment therapy and drug discovery. In addition, we work with the Neurosurgery Department and other institutions at the Texas Medical Center with the goal of translating innovative neuroscience research discoveries into clinical therapies for restoration of the nervous system after injury and disease.
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