Ho Lab

Ritchie Ho, Phd, Cedars-Sinai
Personal Statement

"All aspects of my previous scientific training and current research objectives have a direct relevance to the mission of my program. I have published research on embryonic spinal cord development, signaling and epigenetic mechanisms regulating stem cell and somatic cell identity and the relationship between cellular maturation, aging and late-onset diseases. My areas of technical expertise include molecular biology, stem cell reprogramming and differentiation, microscopy and a suite of computational biology methods to analyze large gene expression data sets as well as clinical data from patients. In addition to my research, I have actively contributed service in academic roles including didactic instruction, mentorship, engagements with industry, public outreach, technology transfer and peer review. Cedars-Sinai has a rich scientific environment that provides my laboratory the necessary resources for leading-edge translational research and training."


Ritchie Ho, Phd

  • Mapping the Intersection of Tissue and Cell Type-Specific Signatures of Maturation and Aging to Neurodegeneration
  • Delineate Gene Expression Networks Conserved or Diverged Across Human and Rodent Species
  • Engineering Strategies That Can Accelerate Maturation, Aging and Late-Onset Disease Readouts in All Systems
Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Ho Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Ho R, Sances S, Gowing G, Amoroso MW, O’Rourke JG, Sahabian A, Wichterle H, Baloh RH, Sareen D, Svendsen CN. 

Nat Neurosci. 2016 Sep;19(9):1256-1267.

Laperle AH, Sances S, Yucer N, Dardov VJ, Garcia VJ, Ho R, Fulton A, Jones MR, Roxas K, Avalos P, West D, Banuelos MG, Shu Z, Murali R, Maidment NT, Van Eyk JE, Tagliati M, Svendsen CN.

Nat Med. 2020 Feb;26(2):289-299.

Sances S, Ho R, Vatine G, West D, Laperle A, Meyer A, Godoy M, Kay PS, Mandefro B, Hatata S, Hinojosa C, Wen N, Sareen D, Hamilton GA, Svendsen CN. 

Stem Cell Reports. 2018 Apr 10;10(4):1222-1236.

Ho R, Papp B, Hoffman JA, Merrill BJ, Plath K.

Cell Rep. 2013 Jun 27;3(6):2113-2126.

Contact the Ho Lab

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Pavilion, A8308
Los Angeles, CA 90048