Joel Blanchard

Joel Blanchard, PhD

About Me

Joel Blanchard, PhD, is an Investigator in the Black Family Stem Cell Institute, The Ronald Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease, and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience, and Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology. He trained in stem cell biology and neuroscience at Harvard University and The Scripps Research Institute and completed post-doctoral studies at MIT. The Blanchard lab aims to develop cutting-edge in vitro models of the human brain. We then apply these models in conjunction with studies on post-mortem human brain tissue to understand and therapeutically target genetic and environmental vulnerabilities to neurodegeneration. More information can be found at: Blanchard Website Lab


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology
Research Topics

Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Biomechanics/Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Blood-Brain Barrier, Brain, Cell Biology, Cellular Differentiation, Coronavirus, Cytokines, Developmental Biology, Developmental Neurobiology, Differentiation, Drug Design and Discovery, Education, Endothelial Cells, Gene Expressions, Gene Regulation, Gene editing, Genetics, Genomics, Induced pluripotent stem cells, Membranes, Memory, Microbiology, Microglia, Molecular Biology, Myelination, Nanotechnology, Neurobiology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Niemann Pick Disease, RNA, RNA Splicing & Processing, RNA Transport & Localization, Stroke

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS], Neuroscience [NEU]