DGIST (대구경북과학기술원)정영태 교수
- DGIST (대구경북과학기술원)
- Assistant Professor at the Department of New Biology
- 줄기세포 및 암정밀의학 연구실
Youngtae Jeong received his M.D. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He got postdoctoral training from Whitehead Institute of MIT and Stanford University. He also served as an instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology and Joined the faculty of New Biology in 2018. He is a physician scientist having both Korean and US medical license.
Stem cells and cancers are tightly inter-related. Stem cells are oftentimes are the cell of origin for cancers. Also cancers have a subpopulation of cells, so called cancer stem cells (CSCs, a.k.a. tumor-initiating cells), which have stem cell-like characteristics and are considered the source of cancer recurrence. On the other hand, cancer is one of major aging diseases, and stem cells and stem-cell derived organs are the potential sources for anti-aging medicine. Therefore, stem cell research and cancer research are cross-connected and mutually applicable.