Our laboratory is part of a growing group of stem cell biologists at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We study the stem cell system underlying spermatogenesis which are essential for male fertility. A primary interest of the lab is understanding the fundamental biology of these spermatogonial stem cells, normal male germline development, and how stem cells might be used to regenerate spermatogenesis. We are also actively pursuing approaches to preserve fertility in prepubertal male cancer patients.
The Hermann Laboratory group is part of the Department of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Established in July 2011, our laboratory group has grown from one lonely PI to a productive group of postdocs, students and technicians. The lab is always buzzing with exciting experiments, humming equipment and the chatter of busy scientists. Within the Department of Biology, our lab is part of the Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Section. We are also proud to be part of a growing group of UTSA investigators who share a common interest in stem cell biology. Our stem cell lab group meets on a weekly basis through the academic year to discuss research, journal articles and critique funding applications.
Our research interests include the fundamental biology of spermatogonial stem cells in a variety of laboratory animal models, including rodents and non-human primates, as well as humans. We also use non-human primates for preclinical studies of spermatogonial stem cell transplantation. Because of these interests, we are affiliated with the San Antonio Cellular Therapeutics Institute (SACTI), which facilitates research on aspects of cell and molecular biology in nonhuman primates, with particular emphases on research relating to primate embryology, stem cell biology, biogenesis research, regenerative medicine, and basic developmental biology.
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck (1858-1947) German Physicist.
Our lab group is made up of a diverse group of men and women at a variety of levels of academic and professional training in biomedical research, including:
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