ME Ph.D. student Sajedeh Nasr Esfahani (Prof. Jianping Fu Group) is the recipient of the NIH T32 PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM IN ORGANOGENESIS. The goal of this fellowship to provide up to two years of support for outstanding scholars who wish to undertake a research project in the field of organogenesis.
Sajedeh's Ph.D. research focuses on developing innovative biomimetic approaches for culturing human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). One of the main goals is the generation of human primordial germ cells (hPCGs). Her research can also open new avenues for human reproductive and regenerative medicine and embryo toxicology.