Jorg Dietrich, M.D., Ph.D.
The main research focus of Jorg's work has been the study of the stem cell niche within the central nervous system (CNS). His work has previously shown that abnormal progenitor and stem cell function in the CNS appears to be a key factor in the manifestation of diverse neurological diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, white matter diseases, neurotoxic damage following anti-cancer treatment, and brain cancer formation. Further elucidation of the cellular interactions within the neural stem cell niche promise to have implications in the identification of novel strategies to treat neurological diseases, including brain cancer.
Currently, Jorg is an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Research Fellow at the Center for Regenerative Medicine. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. at two German Universities: the University of Giessen and the University of Regensburg, respectively. In the years following residency training in Neurology in Germany from 1997-2000, Jorg was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester from 2000-2005. He then became a Resident in Neurology at MGH from 2005-2008 and Fellow in Neuro-Oncology at MGH/DFCI from 2008-2009 before joining the Center for Regenerative Medicine in 2009.