Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Italians, Californian Top Vote-Getters for Stem Cell Person of 2015

Finalists for stem cell person of the year
Graphic from The Niche
The 12 finalists for stem cell person of the year have been announced by a UC Davis stem cell researcher who sponsors the contest and funds its $2,000 prize.

Graziela Pellegrini, EuroStem photo
Michele de Luca, EuroStem photo
Nearly 4,700 votes were cast with the team of Michele de Luc­­­­a and Graziella Pellegrini of the University of Modena garnering the most support – 1,159 votes. Coming in second with 1,014 votes was Jeanne Loring, head of the Scripps stem cell program.

Jeanne Loring, Scripps photo
However, only one vote counts for the winner.  That vote belongs to UC Davis scientist Paul  Knoepfler. Knoepfler will weigh comments from his readers, but reserves the ultimate

Knoepfler expects to post more information on the selections sometime soon. You can advise him about your views through links on his Web site, The Niche.

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