Dr. Peter Zandstra appointed as Director of the Michael Smith Laboratories

In June 2017, Dr. Peter Zandstra was appointed as the Director of the Michael Smith Laboratories. A pioneer in the field of stem cell bioengineering, Dr. Zandstra is known for applying engineering principles to stem cell biology. His research group aims to understand the complex communication networks between stem cells which has led to direct application to the fields of tissue and cellular engineering, gene therapy, and organ transplantation.