Robert Signer, PhD
The Regents of the University of California, San Diego
Dr. Robert Signer is a stem cell biologist whose trailblazing work on protein synthesis and homeostasis in blood-forming stem cells opened the door to unchartered areas of cellular investigation. By unlocking the mysteries of stem cells, Dr. Signer aims to make breakthroughs that harness their potential to treat degenerative, malignant and age-related diseases. Dr. Signer is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Regenerative Medicine at the University of California San Diego.
Previously, Dr. Signer trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He earned a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. Dr. Signer has published multiple high-profile papers in top tier scientific journals, has presented leading-edge scientific discoveries around the world, and is a key emerging thought leader in stem cell science and hematology. A sports enthusiast and adventure traveler,Dr. Signer, a native Canadian,lives in San Diego,California with his family.