Professor Gong Chen, of Pennsylvania State University, discusses Novel In Vivo Reprogramming Technology for Brain Repair

7 January 2016

Gong Chen, Professor and Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences, Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, USA, discusses his lab’s innovative research into in vivo reprogramming for brain repair. Learn how the novel technology, based on a single transcription factor, is used to convert reactive glial cells, induced by brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease, directly into functional neurons in mouse brain in vivo. The technology may have a broad range of applications, including neural repair after brain or spinal cord injury and neurodegenerative disease.