Four UCLA scientists receive prestigious Innovator Award for pioneering research using stem cells

Four scientists from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award that will forward revolutionary stem cell and neuro-science in medicine. The four UCLA researchers were among only 50 scientists nationwide to receive the New Innovator Award, the most of any institution represented.

UCLA scientists find when and where human stem cells model the brain

Scientists Find When and Where Human Stem Cells Model the Brain

  • First-ever bioinformatics tools measure how successfully neural stem cells grown in lab model human brain development
  • Discovery shows what aspects of autism, other neurological diseases can be studied “in a dish”
  • Study results showed expression of autism genes is highly preserved in these cells, identifying them as good models to screen drugs for autism
  • Predictive tool called CoNTExT available online for research community

UCLA scientist receives CIRM bridging fund award to treat blinding eye disorder

Dr. Sophie Deng

Dr. Sophie Deng, a prominent clinician scientist at UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, has been awarded a Bridging Supplement Award of $699,983 from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency, recognizing her cutting-edge, innovative research.

UCLA researcher receives CIRM Research Leadership Award

Dr. John ChuteDr. John Chute, member of UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a Research Leadership Award of $5.1 million from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. Announcement of the award came at the meeting of the CIRM Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC), the governing board of the agency, in La Jolla, CA on May 29, 2014.  Dr.

$4.2 billion Centennial Campaign for UCLA launched

UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center is working to transform patient care

UCLA has kicked off the $4.2 billion Centennial Campaign for UCLA, the largest fundraising effort ever undertaken by a public university.

$4 million from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation will benefit UCLA research in stem cell science and digestive diseases

Two new gifts from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to UCLA totaling $4 million will fund research in stem cell science and digestive diseases and support the recruitment of key faculty at two renowned research centers.

The gifts bring to more than $30 million The Broad Foundation's total support of faculty recruitment and basic and translational research at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and at the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at UCLA's Division of Digestive Diseases.

Prominent UCLA stem cell researcher inducted into cancer research academy

Dr. Owen Witte, director of UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research is a 2014 inductee into the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy.

Witte’s research laid the foundation for the development of the drug Imatinib (Gleevec®), the first targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia.

Stem cell agency helps set the stage for revolutionary medicine

Scientists from UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have received new awards from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state stem cell research agency, that will forward revolutionary stem cell science in medicine.

UCLA scientists taking stem cell research to patients

Dr. Donald Kohn and Dr. Dennis Slamon

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