also featured stem cell leaders Lawrence Goldstein
, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego and David Scadden
, M.D., of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. At a pre-conference breakfast, Mark Tomishima
, Ph.D., of the Sloan-Kettering Institute spoke on stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease.
Connecticut research was presented at the symposium by Laura Grabel , Ph.D., of Wesleyan University, Jonathan Covault , M.D., Ph.D., of UConn Health Center and Jun Lu , Ph.D., of Yale University.
The StemCONN symposium at the Omni Hotel in New Haven included a display of 99 scientific posters that featured recent and as yet unpublished research predominantly from stem cell research laboratories in Connecticut. Research in the posters covered a wide area, from the use of stem cells as therapeutic agents to the mechanisms regulating stem cell activity and their utility as models of disease, among other subjects.
One hundred high school and undergraduate students from throughout Connecticut attended StemCONN at no cost thanks to a Connecticut Stem Cell Initiative grant to the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Core Facility at UConn Health Center and Wesleyan University.
"Connecticut has become a major player in the area of stem cell research," said Dr. Diane Krause , Chair of the StemCONN 2013 organizing committee and associate director of the Yale Stem Cell Center. "We're proud to demonstrate how the state's investment in stem cell research is paying off."
With its pioneering stem cell legislation in 2005, Connecticut became just the third state in the nation to provide public fundi
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