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Dennis Steindler is a developmental neurobiologist, pharmacologist, and oncologist within the Movement Disorders division of the College of Medicine of the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is internationally known for his work on the use of adult stem cells in the development of stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and cancer. Steindler is also the Joseph B. Bagnor/Shands Professor of Medical Research in the Department of Neurological Surgery and the codirector of the University of Florida’s Regeneration Project, which has brought together an international team of scientists to study the regenerative abilities of the Mexican axolotl salamander as a means of answering questions about the potential for regeneration in humans.

For more than two decades, Steindler has been involved in training future scientists and ...

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