Meet Dr. Andrew McMahon. He's the Principal Investigator at the University of Southern California's (USC) Stem Cell McMahon Lab. Dr. McMahon's research focuses on the generation and repair of the kidney by identifying the regulatory processes that maintain, expand and differentiate kidney stem cells to the mature cell types of the functional kidney. In the adult,
Meet Dr. Dennis O. Clegg. He is professor and principal investigator at the University of California, Santa Barbara's (UCSB) Clegg Lab. Dr. Clegg's research focuses on neural development and regeneration with studies of extracellular matrix and integrin function in the developing eye. His current emphasis is in stem cell research, with a focus on developing
Meet February’s Champions Award recipient, Kristin Macdonald. Kristin’s dream was to work in Hollywood as an actress and television host, but her plans were altered after she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Consequently, she decided to work behind the scenes in entertainment. RP is a rare degenerative condition that causes blindness over time. Kristin
Our Champions Award recipient for January, Adam Brown, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2001 at the age of 12. Following his diagnosis, he often got conflicting advice that did him more damage than good. Over the years, Adam has learned a lot about how to handle his condition. Now, as an editor and columnist for
Meet January’s Champion Award recipient, Adam Brown. He was diagnosed with diabetes in 2001 at the age of 12. He now writes and speaks extensively about diabetes and chronic disease, and is recognized as a leading expert in diabetes technology. Today, Adam is a Senior Editor at diaTribe—a nonprofit devoted to helping diabetes patients better
Mary Bass is the executive director of Americans for Cures, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to make stem cell research and science accessible to everyone. It was founded in 2004 after the passage of Proposition 71, California’s groundbreaking investment in stem cell research. Mary spoke with Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR) about
Matthias Hebrok, PhD is a leading researcher in diabetes, answers a few quick questions about new stem cells discoveries and dinner parties!