Four BSCRC Members Receive NIH Innovator Awards

Four BSCRC researchers, Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD, Elissa Hallem, PhD, Sririam Kosuri, PhD, and Lili Yang, PhD received the elite NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards. The four Innovator Awards to UCLA faculty were the most given to any institution.

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

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

Scientist Receives CIRM Bridging Fund Award to Treat Blinding Eye Disorder

Dr. Sophie Deng

Clinician-Scientist Receives 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 Broad Foundation to support 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 $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.

BSCRC Director 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.

Five UCLA Scientists Receive Four Basic Biology V Awards

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.

Stem Cell Clinical Trials

Dr. Donald Kohn and Dr. Dennis Slamon

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