Samantha Yammine

Samantha is a PhD Candidate studying neural stem cell biology in Dr. Derek van der Kooy’s lab at the University of Toronto. Her research involves characterizing the neural stem and progenitor cell lineage in the developing mouse brain, and finding targeted ways to activate quiescent stem cells in the adult brain. She is also an avid science communicator who uses social media to make science more accessible to everyone. For your daily dose of the fun and trendy side of science, find her online as @SamanthaZY on Twitter and @Science.Sam on Instagram. Feel free to reach out with any questions, or see for more information.

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Positive update on Asterias’ SCiStar study for spinal cord injury – TMM 2017

Author: Samantha Yammine, 11/23/17

With the extensive exploitation of regenerative medicine through the marketing and selling of unapproved stem cell “therapies” online, it was refreshing to hear an update about clinical trials for a legitimate stem cell therapy at the Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM) earlier this month. Dr. Jane Lebkowski, President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer at…Read more