September 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Duane Roth

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Vote For your favorite candidates for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013 to Determine Finalists! And Happy Stem Cell Day! I’m using this occasion to introduce today an important element of my new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, and that is a new international stem cell symbol and logo (see at right). More on that later this week. In the mean time what do you think of the symbol? Also on this day, online voting begins on a great group of nominees …Read More

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Nominations for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013 closed last night. I ended up with a remarkable list of 30 nominees. I have included a few sentences about each one below, often taking verbiage directly from the nominator. The online voting on these nominees will start soon. The top vote getters will move on as finalists. Stay tuned! Nominees in alphabetical order by first name. Alexey Bersenev. Leading blogger, expert, and global educator about clinical applications of stem cells. Thoughtful, knowledgeable, and balanced …Read More

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Duane Roth, the Vice-Chair of the California Stem Cell Agency CIRM and the leader of CONNECT, an organization promoting entrepreneurship in the San Diego area, died yesterday. Roth had been in a serious solo cycling accident on July 21. Roth had a long, successful career in biotech including having founded Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. He was a strong, positive force in the stem cell field and had a powerful influence at CIRM. Next month Roth was reportedly going to take the reigns of Sanford-Burnham. He …Read More