Paul Knoepfler | AIChE

Paul Knoepfler

UC Davis

Paul Knoepfler is an award-winning scientist who is particularly interested in what controls stem and cancer cell biological behavior.

Known also for his popular blog – – and passionate stem cell advocacy, Knoepfler and his laboratory team focus on how a cell’s pluripotency control machinery goes awry during cancer.

Knoepfler is using leading-edge genomics technology to better understand why stem cells behave the way they do, and working to determine how cell behavior can be directed toward safe and effective clinical use.

Knoepfler also is an associate investigator at the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California. Along with studying the molecular programming of embryonic and neural stem cells, Knoepfler has investigated pediatric nervous system tumors and glioblastomas.