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 Year Award (see picture). She is an inspiration.
I put out a call for a flash contest for people to win free registrations to the great stem cell meeting, WAFSF, starting tomorrow in SFO (see meeting info here). The winner is Gonçalo Rodrigues (pictured at right) of UC Berkeley, a visiting Ph.D. student from Portugal. Here’s what he told me as the reason why he wanted to attend: “For me, a Portuguese visiting Berkeley, it would be like a struggling off off Broadway actor getting the chance to go to the Oscars. Answers, …Read More