Štěpán is a Research Scientist at Columbia University in the City of New York, with an affiliation to the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague. His current scientific work aims to identify factors that mitigate replication stress in early human development. He also assesses the safety and feasibility of preventing serious genetic diseases through gene therapy. Stepan graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. His doctoral training in Germany was supported by a grant from the Max Planck Society. He is a former postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. Stepan enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and hiking.

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