Aging is part of the human experience, but not every experience is the same. Progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s disease present many challenges to patients and their families, and researchers like University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Samuel Neuman are using stem cells and regenerative medicine to find a solution.
As a biochemistry and biomedical engineering undergraduate student, Neuman is early in his career, but he is already a seasoned lab member, working in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) faculty member Marina Emborg’s Preclinical Parkinson’s Research Program. There, he has been deeply involved in research that has not only earned him an opportunity to coauthor a soon-to-be published paper, but he was also recently awarded the 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who are planning to pursuing careers in science.
Neuman (left) shares insight into the science of stem cells during
UW Science Expeditions. Photo: University Communications.