Helen Blau MD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Helen Blau, PhD, received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of York, England, and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Biology at Harvard University in Massachusetts. She completed her postdoctoral research fellowship in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco before becoming an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Stanford University. Dr. Blau is currently a Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor at Stanford University. She is also Director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, and of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Blau is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Pontifical Academy of Inventors, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Philosophical Society. Her research focuses on cellular reprogramming, therapeutic interventions to enhance stem cell function in muscle regeneration, and cell rejuvenation.