Deepta Bhattacharya's lab combines the fields of immunology and stem cell biology. The connection is designed to examine how the body deals with damaged cells and protects against lifetime health issues. Embryonic stem cells are able to repair and replace diseased tissue and organs. They have the potential to help people with spinal cord injuries, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.
Deepta Bhattacharya spoke with Leslie Tolbert, PhD., Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.