Sandra Mojica-Perez, Research Lab Specialist Senior
Sandra is a Research Lab Specialist Senior in the Human Stem Cell and Gene Editing (HSCGE) Core at the University of Michigan Medical School, co-directed by Dr. Jack Parent and Dr. Michael Uhler. Her work in the core is directed to the derivation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from fibroblasts or blood cells, 2-D monolayer differentiation of hPSCs, 3-D cerebral organoid differentiation of hPSCs, and basic training of hPSC maintenance.
Sandra worked in her home country, Colombia, for 15 years as an embryologist in the human fertility area, as well as embryonic stem cells. In 2009, she joined the University of Michigan-MStem Cell Laboratories for 6 years and since 2015 has been a part of HSCGE. She strongly believes in collaborative work in science to better understanding and solve human health problems.
With her husband and two children’s companionship, she enjoys healthy homemade food, contact with nature, and learning through reading and conversation that contribute to human awareness.