Lecture and panel discussion on stem cells to regenerate tissue
02 May 2005
ATTENTION: Biotech and medicine writers, editors
Robert Sanders, Media Relations
"Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine," a talk and panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, about the hope stem cells offer for treating heart disease, nerve damage, cancer and other illnesses.
5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Hall, UC Berkeley
Michael D. West, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer, Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., Worcester, Mass.
Mark B. Ratcliffe, M.D., chief, cardiothoracic surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center, UC San Francisco
Mary H. Barcellos-Hoff, Ph.D., staff scientist, Life Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Irina Conboy, assistant professor of bioengineering, UC Berkeley
Paola S. Timiras, professor emerita of molecular and cell biology, UC Berkeley
Sponsored by UC Berkeley's Center for Research and Education in Aging and the Department of Bioengineering, this free conference explores the current state of stem cell research and the work underway at biotech companies and other research labs to employ stem cells to renew or repair damaged tissue and to treat cancer.