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Enhanced Regeneration

Treating injured, aging, and lost cells by tapping into the body’s innate ability to regenerate
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Date and time

March 15, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT



Sanford Burnham Prebys scientists led by Dr. Duc Dong are developing next generation technologies to advance regenerative medicine. They have discovered a new drug to stimulate liver regeneration in children with Alagille syndrome, a rare and deadly birth defect.

Learn about this exciting first-in-class drug and how it may also be used in the future to treat cancer, degenerative diseases, and even to delay aging.

Dr. Dong will also present his groundbreaking work on generating replacement cells directly in the body by hacking into other cell types and reprogramming them, bypassing the need for stem cells, transplantations, and immunosuppressant drugs.

Join this fascinating presentation to learn about Dr. Dong’s vision of how future regenerative therapies will unleash your body’s potential not only to heal, but to be rejuvenated.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation and will give you an opportunity to personally connect with our scientists and have your questions answered.

Don’t miss this chance to connect and have your questions answered!

Please submit questions in advance using the button above.


Duc Dong Ph.D.

Duc Dong, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Admissions
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor
Human Genetics Program
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
Sanford Burnham Prebys



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