Jakub Tolar, University of Minnesota (USA)

Jakub Tolar, University of Minnesota (USA)

Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Edmund Wallace Tulloch & Anna Marie Tulloch Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics, and the Director of the Stem Cell Institute.

Dr. Tolar Jakub Tolar member of Telethon scientific committeeis originally from the Czech Republic, and received his medical education in Prague at the Charles University. In 1992, he came to the University of Minnesota, where he completed his PhD in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Genetics.
He is currently a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Edmund Wallace Tulloch & Anna Marie Tulloch Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics, and the Director of the Stem Cell Institute. He is a member of the graduate faculty of the Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Program, the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Genetics (MCDB&G) Program, and the Stem Cell Biology (SCB) Program.
Dr. Tolar's research focuses on finding new ways of treating children with lethal diseases - cancer, inborn errors of metabolism, and devastating genetic disorders - using stem cell transplantation. He is also looking for safer and more effective methods of repairing and using a patient's own cells in diseases such as epidermolysis bullosa, mucopolysaccharidosis type I (Hurler syndrome), Fanconi anemia, and dyskeratosis congenita.
He became a member of the Telethon Scientific Committee in 2016.