University of Wisconsin–Madison

James Thomson

Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology

Stem cells


BS 1981 University of Illinois-Champaign, Champaign, IL
VMD 1985 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
PhD 1988 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Postdoctoral position: Oregon National Primate Center, Portland, OR

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Research Focus

My research focuses on understanding how a cell can maintain or change identity, how a cell chooses between self-renewal and the initial decision to differentiate, and how a differentiated cell with limited developmental potential can be reprogrammed to a pluripotent cell.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2000


Current Trainees Degree Goal
 No current ERP students
Past Trainees Degree Completed