Human CNS barrier-forming organoids with cerebrospinal fluid production

Madeline Lancaster, Ph.D.
Southern California Stem Cell Consortium (SCSCC)
Madeline Lancaster, Ph.D., with illustration of a brain with one orange and one green hemisphere

Date and time

March 11, 2021

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT



“Breaking News in Stem Cells” is the only lecture series that brings the top papers in the field to your desktop as they happen

This month, Madeline Lancaster, Ph.D., will present her paper as published in the July 10, 2020 issue of Science.


Hosted by:

Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.
Human Genetics Program
Director for Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Sanford Children’s Health Research Center


Madeline Lancaster, Ph.D.
Research Leader
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
University of Cambridge

Dr. Lancaster studies human brain development in cerebral organoids.

Human brain development exhibits a number of unique characteristics, such as dramatic size expansion, unique cell types, and distinct neural stem cell behaviors. These characteristics are difficult to examine in model organisms such as mice and are often involved in neurological diseases unique to humans, like autism and schizophrenia.