Stevens Rehen

Stevens Rehen is a Brazilian neuroscientist specialized in stem cell research. Currently, Stevens is the Chief of Scientific Programs and Outreach of D’Or Research and Education Institute (IDOR) and Full Professor at the Biomedical Sciences Institute/UFRJ. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Museu do Amanhã, a member of the Scientific Council of the Instituto Serrapilheira, Chair of the Brazilian Committee of Pew Charitable Trust Latin American Program in the Biomedical Sciences, member of both the Latin American Academy of Sciences and the World Academy of Sciences for the developing countries (TWAS).

Stevens is also active in Scientific Disclosure and has a book published to the general public about stem cells. He has presented talk shows interviewing scientists online and has also had a live weekly TV show about science. He is the coordinator of ArtBio.

Stevens graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ (1994), with Post-Graduation in the Biophysics Institute from UFRJ (2000) and Post-doctoral periods in UCSD and in the Scripps Institute in the U.S. (2000-2005).

Authoring some of the first papers that demonstrated the existence of genetic mosaicism in the brain, Stevens was a pioneer in culturing human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), neurospheres and brain organoids in Brazil.