About the Lab
Our laboratory focuses on developing stem cell and gene therapy strategies for degenerative multi-systemic disorders such as cystinosis, and to understand the molecular mechanisms by which hematopoietic stem cell progeny can lead to tissue repair in non-hematopoietic genetic diseases.
Meet the PI
Dr. Cherqui received her Ph.D in 2002 at Necker hospital (Paris, France); her research project focused on the molecular characterization of cystinosis, a metabolic hereditary disease, as well as the generation of mouse models. She then specialized in stem cells and gene therapy during her post-doctoral internship at The Scripps Research Institute where she was appointed Assistant Professor in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Cherqui joined the University of California, San Diego, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and became an Associate Professor in 2016.
Stephanie Cherqui and Natalie's Wish: Finding a Gene Therapy for Cystinosis. The story of what has driven UC San Diego's Stephanie Cherqui to develop a gene therapy for Cystinosis, a devastating inherited condition.