Helen Blau is the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Professor for Stem Cell Biology at the School of Medicine at Stanford University.

Dr. Blau is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences and a recipient of numerous national and international awards. Her research expertise is in the area of nuclear reprogramming and stem cell biology, and she is renowned for her work on muscle stem cells and tissue regeneration in normal and dystrophic muscle of mice and humans.