Jakub Tolar


Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Pioneering New Uses of Stem Cells to Treat Incurable Genetic Disorders in Children

Section A, Location 14

Inspired by the needs of his patients, Jakub Tolar is a physician scientist who has pioneered new therapies for children with otherwise lethal disorders. He is now viewed as one ofthe world’s experts in the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa, an extremely painful skin blistering disorder that often leads to death. He has also come to be a University advocate for new areas of medical science, such as genome editing and regenerative medicine.