Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Californians Top List of Stem Cell Honorees

Californians dominated the list of those to be honored at the World Stem Cell Summit coming up in San Diego this December.

They include fellow blogger Paul Knoepfler, a stem cell scientist at UC Davis, and Roman Reed, the San Francisco Bay Area stem cell activist and son of another stem cell advocate, Don Reed. Both are among the 2013 Stem Cell Action Award honorees for this year.

Others include Denny Sanford, a philanthropist whose name now adorns the Sanford-Burnham Institute in La Jolla, and Malin Burnham, who is also linked to the institute. Also being honored is Mary Ann Liebert, whose firm publishes peer-reviewed journals in science and biomedical research.

Malin is a San Diego businessman who joined with an anonymous donor in 1996 to contribute $10 million to the La Jolla Cancer Foundation. It was renamed to reflect that contribution. In 2010, Sanford pledged $50 million to the organization, and it was renamed again.

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