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October 05, 2011

October 5, 2011 was celebrated throughout the world as Stem Cell Awareness Day, with the goal of educating patients, students and researchers about stem cell research. UCSB sponsored a microscopy contest among local researchers to reward the most creative and innovative depiction of stem cell research. Congratulations to Dr. David Buchholz, whose images of neural “rosettes” derived from human embryonic stem cells won first place.

September 28, 2011

Prominent stem cell scientist Peter Coffey from University College London will join UCSB as Director of the Center for the Study of Macular Degeneration and a member of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering. Dr. Coffey, who is a recipient of a CIRM Leadership Award, is world renowned for his work in developing cellular therapies for ocular disease.

March 16, 2011

Center Co-Director Jamie Thomson has racked up yet another prize. Jamie is one of three scientists who have been named the recipients of the 11th annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. The pioneering work of Thomson, Elaine Fuchs and Shinya Yamanaka in isolating human stem cells holds great promise for the future of medicine.

January 18, 2011

Center Co-director Jamie Thomson has been awarded the King Faisal Prize for his notable contributions to the field of regenerative medicine.