Thorold Theunissen, PhD, an assistant professor of developmental biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named to an editorial board of early-career scientists for the journal Stem Cell Reports. He is one of 10 inaugural members who will provide advice, participate in the editorial review process and receive mentorship from current editors.
Stem Cell Reports is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and a member of the Cell Press family of journals.
Theunissen, also a member of the university’s Center of Regenerative Medicine, studies the molecular regulation of distinct stem cell states and their applications in regenerative medicine. His particular focus is on modeling human trophoblast development to better understand the placenta and its possible roles in preterm birth.