Technikerstr. 25

6020 Innsbruck

Tyrol, Austria


Mertens Lab

Neural Aging Laboratory

Institute of Molecular Biology

University of Innsbruck

Reprogramming of Human Skin into Neurons

                                                    to understand Age-Related Diseases

"We apply human reprogramming technologies  including directly induced neurons (iNs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and stem cell differentiation based on skin cells from Alzheimer patients and other age-related diseases, to develop the next generation of human disease models."

"By combining basic cellular neuroscience approaches with sequencing-based  big data biology, the  goal of our lab is to identify the molecular key players of human biological aging to enable the development of new treatment strategies for age-related neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's Disease.“

Dr. Jerome Mertens, PhD, is a stem cell biologist specialized on modeling neurodegenerative diseases. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Genomics, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Molecular Biology & CMBI of the University of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria, and  Staff Scientist in Dr. Rusty Gage's lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, CA, USA.

PhD student SPIN doctoral school

MSc Lund University, Sweden

BSc Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

PhD student AGE_REG doctoral school

MSc University of Lübeck, Germany

BSc University of Erlangen, Germany

Neuroscience grad school, UCSD

MSc University of Kentucky
BSc University of Alabama




Medical University Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck 



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