Independent Group Leader CECAD - Cluster of Excellence, Institute for Neurophysiology & Center for Molecular Medicine (CMMC), University of Cologne, GermanyBiography
Leo Kurian completed his basic education in chemistry followed by a Master's degree in biotechnology in India. He obtained his PhD in genetics from the University of Cologne. He spent his post-doctoral years in the Belmonte lab at the Salk Institute and in the Yeo lab at UCSD (both in San Diego, California), where he established stem cell-based models to study programming and reprogramming of cell-fate decisions. In 2014, he established an independent group, supported by the NRW Stem Cell Network, to study the regulatory basis of cardiac development, aging, and regeneration at the University of Cologne.