Stem Cell Person of the Year

Vote now for your pick for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2016

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Vote on your pick for the top stem cell outside the box thinker and positive impactor in 2016 from the 20 choices below. The top 10 vote getters will be finalists from which I will have the tough task of picking the one winner as Stem Cell Person of the Year along with the $2,000 …

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Nominations open for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2016 Award

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Nominations are open starting today for the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2016. Please email me your nominations: knoepflerATucdavisDOTedu. This is a unique award as it is given to an individual who has taken risks to help others within the stem cell field and they based their actions on outside-the-box thinking. Another …

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TGIF science links: CRISPR, stem cells, caffeine, & more

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I always like to do a bunch of science reading on the weekend when it’s quiet including stem cells, but also many other areas such as brain tumors and more. Here are some TGIF science links to thought-provoking reading.           CRISPR stuff Where in the world could the first CRISPR baby be …

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Stem Cell Person of the Year Award 2015: Nominations Open

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It’s time for The Niche 4th annual Stem Cell Person of the Year Award process to start. Please send me your nominations for the person you think had the biggest positive impact in the stem cell and regenerative medicine world in 2015. This award is unique in a number of ways. For example, anyone in …

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Stem Cell Person of the Year Award Ceremony for Dr. Masayo Takahashi

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A few days ago I attended the World Alliance Forum in San Francisco on stem cells and regenerative medicine. At this meeting in addition to hearing the great talks, meeting new scientists, and having some great discussions in the halls, I had the honor of giving Dr. Masayo Takahashi the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the …

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Stem Cell Person of the Year 2014: Masayo Takahashi (高橋 政代)

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Congratulations to Masayo Takahashi (高橋 政代), MD, PhD, the winner of the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. Dr. Takahashi received this award including the $2,000 prize for her exceptional achievements in stem cell research in 2014. She was selected as the winner from a stellar group of top 12 finalists this year. Takahashi leads …

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Update on Stem Cell Person of the Year Award 2014

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This year is my third year handing out a Stem Cell Person of the Year Award. The winner each year should be the top, most positive, outside-the-box influencer in the stem cell. Each year it doesn’t get any easier picking just one winner from the groups of amazing finalists chosen by the readers of this blog. …

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Diverse Stem Cell Person of the Year 2014 Award Finalists

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With more than 4,142 votes cast, the readers of this blog have chosen the top 12 finalists for the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2014 from the 27 nominees. You can see the final vote tallies at left. The votes came from more than 50 countries with some interesting geographic patterns (I …

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