The Wisconsin Academy, along with UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), hosts a free, two-day event to highlight the accomplishments of stem cell research in the state and to examine future stem cell issues. In this Academy Evening video, speakers on the first day of the event—Governor Jim Doyle (prerecorded), Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Dick Leinenkugel, and keynote speaker, James Thomson, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health professor and Director of Regenerative Biology and Principal Scientist at the Morgridge Institute—address current and near future innovation in stem cell research. Recorded on November 18, 2008, at the Capitol Theater in Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI.
A Decade of Stem Cells: Changing the Face of Medicine Ten Years Later
James A. Thomson, is an American developmental biologist whose pioneering work in isolating and culturing non-human primate and human embryonic stem cells has made him one of the most prominent scientists in stem cell research.
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