Dominik Paquet is an expert for induced pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR/Cas genome engineering and the application of these technologies for research on neurodegenerative and neurovascular diseases. He has been a Professor at the University of Munich and member of the Munich Cluster of Systems Neurology (SyNergy) since 2016 and leads a research lab at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) of the University Hospital in Munich. Dominik Paquet holds a degree in Biology from the University of Tübingen and a doctorate in Biochemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Munich. Previously, he worked for five years as a postdoctoral fellow with Marc Tessier-Lavigne at The Rockefeller University in New York, USA, where he published seminal studies on CRISPR/Cas genome engineering and disease modeling of Alzheimer’s and related dementias in iPSCs.
Dr. Paquet received several research awards including the International Leda-Hanin- and Verum-Awards for Alzheimer’s Disease research, the Young Investigator Award of the Universität Bayern, the Sanofi iAward Europe, as well as fellowships from the Elite Network of Bavaria, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and The New York Stem Cell Foundation.