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  Hanadie Yousef is a trained stem cell biologist and neurobiologist with a focus on the mechanisms of aging, with pending and issued patents, several publications, a BS from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a PhD from UC Berkeley, a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine, experience leading research teams, and has worked in R&D at Regeneron and Genentech.    Yousef began doing biomedical research at the age of 16, when she interned locally at a pharmaceutical company in New York where she grew up, Regeneron, to conduct research on gene therapy and cancer. It was at this time that Yousef fell in love with drug discovery and development and knew she wanted to dedicate the rest of her life to this pursuit. She skipped a grade and attended CMU to study chemistry and continue her passion in scientific research. She returned to Regeneron to continue her research during winter and summer internships for 5 years (2003-2008). During her undergraduate studies at CMU, Yousef did a research honors thesis in the Kaminski lab at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she elucidated molecular mechanisms driving idiopathic pulmonary lung fibrosis.    In graduate school in the Schaffer and Conboy labs at UC Berkeley (2008-2013), Dr. Yousef studied the role of adult stem cells in the biology of aging and developed methods for tissue rejuvenation in brain and muscle. She published 4 first-author papers, a research perspective,and has an issued patent and a patent application based on her discoveries.

Hope Lancero, PHD
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Hope Lancero graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.   She completed her doctoral degree at UCLA studying cell signaling pathways in bacterial cells.  She conducted research in myocardial infarction as a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC San Francisco Cardiovascular Research Institute and then worked at various labs in the Bay Area including Stanford University. Hope has reviewed grants for the Department of Defense and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program since 2014.  She has presented her scientific research at many international conferences and co-authored many publications.  

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Joined the Juvena Team: September 4, 2018