Maria Questa is a Molecular & Cellular Biologist with over 15 years of experience in biomedical research and development. Maria’s expertise focuses on stem cells, biotechnology, cell biology, and translational research. She is a multi-project manager who has led multiple research lines, mentored and trained over 15 undergraduate and graduate research scientists, and authored many scientific journal publications.
Maria earned her B.A.-M.Sc. in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and then her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry in collaboration with Michigan State University. She then joined the Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology Department at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she served as a postdoctoral scholar who successfully established and led multiple research projects focused on the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells and the study of reprogramming, pluripotency, and differentiation of pluripotent and mesenchymal stem cells.