Lab Members

Jaemin Kim, PhD

Jaemin Kim, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: jaemin.kim@cshs.org

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Jaemin Kim, PhD, received his doctorate in medicine from University of New South Wales in Australia. His work focused on the dopamine neurogenesis from human embryonic stem cells. As a postdoctoral scientist, he worked at the University of Minnesota to generate muscle progenitors from human pluripotent stem (PS) cells for developing possible treatment for muscular dystrophy. His interests at Cedars-Sinai hospital are focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pediatric neurological disorders. Specific research applications include using induced PS cells to generate cortical neurons for disease modeling that can assist in finding a cure for the patients.

Maria Gabriela Otero, PhD

Maria Gabriela Otero, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: maria.otero@cshs.org

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Maria Gabriela Otero, PhD, received her doctoral degree in medical science from University of Buenos Aires. Her work focused on the axonal transport properties of the proteasome complex and its relevance to Alzheimer's disease. Her interest at the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pediatric neurogenetic disorders.

Yogesh Kumar Kushwaha

Master's Student Email: yogeshkumar.kushwaha@cshs.org

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Yogesh Kumar Kushwaha is working on his masters’s degree in biotechnology with an emphasis in stem cell technology and lab management from California State University, Channel Islands. His studies focus on differentiating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and modeling of neurodegenerative disease. In the Pierson Lab, Kushwaha research project is the modeling of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses CLN6 disease using oligodendrocytes from patient-derived iPSCs.