Professor Schatten is Director of the Pittsburgh Development Center, Vice Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Director of the Division of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine, as well as Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr. Schatten's research focuses on understanding human reproduction and development and making contributions to molecular medical therapies by determining stem cell potentials and accelerating gene therapy. Utilizing gametes, embryos and stem cells, Dr. Schatten and his research colleagues are aiming to answer questions regarding human reproduction, development and disease. Professor Schatten has directly trained 18 Ph.D. students and 29 postdoctoral fellows, along with several MD, MD-PhD and DVM trainees. He is extremely active in advanced research training and was one of the three founding directors of the Frontiers in Reproduction, which is the premier reproduction training vehicle for MD and PhDs. He is currently President of UNESCO’s International Cell Research Organization. Along with extensive funding from the National Institutes of Health, Professor Schatten is the recipient of a MERIT award, was honoured by the Czech Academy of Sciences with their Purkinje Medal of Science, elected as a Delegate of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, among other honors. His 300+ papers on stem cells, regeneration, fertilization, cell biology, development, infertility, and assisted reproductive technologies have appeared in premier journals including Nature and Science. Professor Schatten is also an eloquent advocate for research in reproduction, development, regeneration and stem cells.
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