Today’s piece is a stem cell movers and shakers post about individuals who have gotten awards, made moves, or otherwise made news recently.
In some cases I’ve included relevant embedded tweets announcing the news. In case you’re wondering, the image at right is my attempt last year to make a graphic design that reflect both movers and shakers (the salt shaker).
You can see my movers and shakers piece from mid-2017 here.
I once met a scientist much earlier in my career who when someone asked him why he was in science, he answered, “To win a Nobel Prize!” He was 100% serious. Most of us scientists are instead driven by other factors rather than going for some award, but still it is cool to see stem cell and regenerative medicine scientists being recognized for their efforts.
If you know of other ‘people news’ in our field now, please fill us in with a comment.
Here’s the list of some recent movers and shakers in stem cells and regenerative medicine.
- Kole Roybal of UCSF Wins Inaugural Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy. You can read his winning essay here.
- Janet Rossant is the L’Oreal 2018 Science Laureate for North America.
Our @4womeninscience 2018 Laureate for North America #JanetRossant concluded her scientific presentation urging girls to #choosescience #girlsinscience #FWIS #DiversityinScience @SickKidsNews @UofTNews @GairdnerAwards @UNESCO @LOrealCommitted pic.twitter.com/AH0QNqjEoD
— L'Oréal Canada (@lorealcanada) March 21, 2018
- Lorenz Studer Awarded 2017 Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize:Lorenz Studer Awarded the 2017 Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize.
- Paul Tesar named 2017 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipient
- Megan Munsie receives the 2018 ISSCR Public Service Award. It’s cool to see a great stem cell scientist doing both cool research and outreach on policy get recognized.
— Paul Knoepfler (@pknoepfler) March 14, 2018
- Donald Kohn, winner of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Consortium Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to my awesome PhD mentor Dr. Donald Kohn! He has dedicated his career to #StemCell #GeneTherapy and received a lifetime achievement award. I trained with him for 15 years – PhD, postdoc, Assistant Prof, and learned so much – best mentor ever! Well deserved honor. pic.twitter.com/d3dg52lGDN
— Jan Nolta, Ph.D. (@jan_nolta) March 12, 2018