Igor I Slukvin, MD, PhD
Dr. Igor Slukvin is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his medical education and PhD degree from Kyiv Medical University, Ukraine. After moving to the United States, he completed postdoctoral training and medical residency in pathology at the UW-Madison where he became a faculty member in 2004. His research interests include understanding of cellular and molecular pathways leading to development of hematopoietic and vascular cells from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and advancing iPSC technologies for immunotherapies. Dr. Slukvin also co-directs Precision Medicine and Genomic Resources at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center which are focused on establishing next generation animal models and tools for the assessment precision stem cell therapies. His work is relevant for the development of novel sources of cells for bone marrow transplantation, transfusion, and cancer and AIDS immunotherapies. He is a cofounder of Cellular Dynamics International and Cynata therapeutics biotechnology companies.