Senior Staff Scientist, Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher ScientificBiography
Dr. Newman joined the Primary and Stem Cell Systems Division Life Technologies in 2009 and initially focused on isolation and expansion of human primary cells for development of 3D organotypic models. Currently, Dr. Newman continues to support primary cell efforts and works on development of next generation stem cell culture and differentiation systems, enabling researchers to efficiently culture, expand, cryopreserve, and differentiate their stem cells to various cellular lineages. She received a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa from the lab of Dr. Madeline Shea, focusing on ligand induced allostery of calmodulin and its impact on regulation of the Ryanodine Receptor Type 1. Subsequently, she completed postdoctoral training in the lab of Dr. Ken Prehoda at the University of Oregon, studying the role of intramolecular interactions in regulating cell signaling cascades in the process of assymetric stem cell division.