Video Event: Grantee Meeting - Sep 2011
CIRM hosted its 2011 Grantee Meeting in San Francisco, bringing together the stem cell scientists and trainees that the institute is funding. This leading edge event helps these researchers exchange ideas and increase their knowledge about stem cells biology and supports CIRM’s goal of translating stem cell discoveries into therapies to relieve human suffering from […]
J. Craig Venter gave the keynote address at the 2011 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Grantee Meeting. Venter’s cutting-edge topics included creation of the first synthetic life and exploration of the genetic diversity found in the oceans, air, and soil as well as the human body. Venter has made key contributions to genomics research […]
*Please note: this video contains graphic images of a disfiguring disease John Wagner presented the closing scientific talk at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting. Weaving together stories of medical history, literature, bioethics, and his own clinical work, Wagner describes the challenges and promise of stem cell based therapies. Dr. Wagner is a professor of pediatrics, […]
Ellen Feigal, MD, led a workshop at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting on the Target Product Profile (TPP). The TPP is a methodology for summarizing a drug development program which can facilitate communication between the drug’s sponsor and the Federal Drug Administration. Feigal is Senior Vice President, Research and Development at the California Institute for […]
Karen Aboody speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about the developing a stem cell-based clinical trial for malignant brain tumors. Dr. Aboody and her team at the City of Hope Hospital medical center in Duarte, have been funded by CIRM to create a human neural cell line with the ability to target brain tumor […]
Mathew Blurton-Jones speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about promising research which uses neural stem cells to improve learning and memory in mice with alzheimer’s like symptoms.
Dennis Clegg speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about the development of a stem-cell based therapy for macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Clegg is co-director of UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering.
Eugene Brandon speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about Viacyte’s efforts to develop a stem cell based treatment for diabetes. CIRM has awarded Viacyte $26 million to support their diabetes program which aims to bring a therapy to clinical trials. Brandon is director of strategic relations and project management at Viacyte, Inc.
Paula Cannon speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about a stem cell-based therapy for HIV/AIDS. Cannon is a co-principle investigator on a disease team that has the goal of engineering a person’s own bone marrow to make the cells resistant to HIV. See all videos from the 2011 CIRM grantee meeting Read more about […]
Daniel Goff speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about identifying potential leukemia drugs that could zero-in on and kill the cancer stems cells that are thought to be responsible for relapse after chemotherapy treatment. Goff is a CIRM Scholar and PhD student at UC San Diego.