A press release from UCSF said:
Yamanaka received the prize for his discovery of a method of reprogramming adult skin cells to become embryonic-like stem cells. The discovery has opened up the field of stem cell research and dramatically changed the field of cell biology. He also is affiliated with and has a research lab at Kyoto University.Yamanaka has a lab at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco, which is affiliated with UCSF. He does not have CIRM funding, but the Institute does have shared lab space funded by CIRM for carrying out stem cell research.