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Eric E. Bouhassira Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Eric E. Bouhassira, PhD, is a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Cell Biology, the Department of Medicine (Hematology) and is also the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Bouhassira joined the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1990. He began studying human embryonic stem cells in 2001 and was the organizing force behind the three-year, $3 million grant for human embryonic stem cell r-research that Einstein received from the National Institutes of Health in 2005. He is director of the medical school's Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and professor of medicine and of cell biology. Dr. Bouhassira's research focuses on developing hematopoietic (blood forming) stem cells that can differentiate into red cells, T cells, platelets, and all other cell types that comprise blood. This work could potentially aid patients needing transfusions and also save lives by expanding the immunology diversity of hematopoietic stem cells available for transplant.
Dr. Bouhassira received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, in 1989.