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Senior Scientist,
Veterinary Biotechnology Division,

Telephone: NA
Mobile No.: 7599006179

Field of Specialization Stem Cell Biology Total Research Papers 16
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual Book Chapter 3
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 0 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Young A., Machacek D.W., Dhara S.K., Gerwe, B.A., MacLeish P, Benveniste M. Dodla, M.C., Majumder, A., Sturkie C.D., and S.L. Stice. 2011 Ion Channel and Ionotropic Receptor Expression in a Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Neural Progenitors. Neuroscience (in press)
  • West, F. D., Terlouw, S., Kwon, D., Mumaw, J. L., Dhara, S.K., Hasneen, K., Dobrinsky, J. and Stice, S. L. 2010. Porcine Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Produce Chimeric Offspring Stem cells and Development, 19(8):1211-20
  • Mumaw, J. L., Machacek, D., Shields, J. P., Dodla, M. C., Dhara S. K. and Stice, S.L. 2010 Neural differentiation of human embryonic stem cells at the ultrastructural level. Microscopy and Microanalysis: 16(1): 80-90.
  • Dhara S.K., Gerwe B.A., Majumder A., Dodla M.C., Boyd N.L., Machacek D.W., Hasneen K., and Stice S.L. 2009. Genetic manipulation of neural progenitors derived from human embryonic stem cells. Tissue Engineering Part A 15(11): 3621-34.
  • Boyd N. L., Robbins K.R., Dhara S. K., WestIII F.D., and Stice, S.L. 2009. Multipotent Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Monolayer Culture. Tissue Engineering Part A 15(8): 1897-1907.
  • Dhara S. K. and Stice, S.L. 2008. Neural differentiation of human embryonic stem cells. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 105(3):633-640.
  • Dhara S. K., Hasneen, K., Machacek D.W., Boyd, N. L., Rao, R.R. and Stice, S.L. 2008. Human neural progenitor cells from embryonic stem cells in feeder-free cultures. Differentiation 76(5): 454–464.
  • Boyd, N. L., Dhara S. K., Rekaya, R., Goodbey, E.A., Hasneen, K., Rao, R.R., WestIII, F.D., Gerwe, B.A., and Stice, S.L. 2007. BMP4 Promotes Formation of Primitive Vascular Networks in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Embryoid Bodies. Experimental Biology and Medicine 232 (6):833-843.
  • Stice, S. L., Boyd, N. L., Dhara S. K., Gerwe, B.A., and Shin S. 2006. Human embryonic stem cell: challenges and opportunities. Reproduction Fertility and Development 18(1):1-8.
  • Dhara S. K. and Benvenisty N. 2004. Gene trap as a tool for genome annotation and analysis of X chromosome inactivation in human embryonic stem cells. Nucleic Acids Research 32 (13): 3995-4002.

Technologies Developed

  • Stice, S.L., Shin S., and Dhara S.K. (2009) Neuronal progenitors from feeder- free human embryonic stem cell culture, US 7,531,354 B2


  • Granted US Patents on neural progenitor derivation from human ES cells
  • Travel Support from President’s Venture Fund, University of Georgia (USA)
  • University of Georgia postdoctoral fellowship (USA)
  • Hebrew University post doctoral Research fellowship (Israel)
  • Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Program Advisory Committee Collaborator Grant (Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships for doctoral studies in Israel from the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi, India (Israel)
  • IVRI (Indian Veterinary Research Institute) Senior Research Fellowship for Doctoral Research (India)
  • NDRI (National Dairy Research Institute) Junior Research Fellowship for Masters Research (India)
  • National Scholarships, Govt. of India from High School to completion of BVSc&AH (DVM) degree (India)


  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007-2009)
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (2005-2010)
  • The Society for Neuroscience (2006-2010)
  • The New York Academy of Science (2006-2011)
  • Israeli Genetics Society (2001-2005)

Ongoing Projects

  • Regulation of fatty acid synthesis by RNA interference in pig (National Fund for Basic, Strategic and frontier Application Research in Agriculture (NFBSFARA) (Lead Institute)

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