Welcome!

The focus of our research is to assess human specific brain development and diseases using brain organoids derived from human embryonic stem cells (hES cells) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells).


Momoko Watanabe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center
School of Medicine 
UC Irvine


Research Interests:
Neurodevelopment, Stem Cells, Brain Organoids, Neurological Disorders