Esmail D. Zanjani is a professor and medical researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno.
His research involves growing human cells within sheep embryos. In March 2007, it was announced that Zanjani had created a human-sheep chimera. Zanjani has stated that his work involves sheep because of the blood-forming systems of sheep and humans are similar.
He has served as president of the International Society for Experimental Hematology.
- The Daily Mail, 27 March 2007 - Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human, by Claudia Joseph
- New Scientist, 17 December 2003 - 'Humanised' organs can be grown in animals
- CBS News, February 24, 2005 - Science's Part-Beast, Part-Human
- Esmail Zanjani, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor at Molecular Biosciences, University of Nevada, Reno
- Esmail Zanjani at Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station
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