Paul J. Tesar, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Paul J. Tesar, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Tesar received his BS from Case Western University in 2003 and went on to earn his PhD from the University of Oxford, UK in 2007. His undergraduate and graduate studies focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential of both adult and embryonic stem cells. Dr. Tesar continued his work on stem cells during his postdoctoral tenure at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Tesar is also director of the Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility and maintains an adjunct appointment in the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Tesar has received numerous scientific awards including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Harold M. Weintraub Award and the British Society for Developmental Biology, Beddington Medal in 2008. In addition to his accolades, Tesar has had numerous articles and studies published in prestigious journal such as Nature, Cell, and the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences.