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November 2, 2009


Yale professor to speak on stem cell research

Photo: Dr. Diane Krause
Dr. Diane Krause

Dr. Diane Krause, associate director of the Yale Stem Cell Center will present a lecture on regenerative medicine at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the University Union’s Redwood Room.

The study of stem cells has become integral to the field of regenerative medicine, which aims to repair or replace damaged tissues or organs due to injuries or disease.

Dr. Krause is a leading authority in stem cell research. In 2001, she led a team of researchers who discovered that adult stem cells taken from the bone marrow of mice can differentiate into epithelial cells for the repair of organs as diverse as skin, liver, lung, and intestines.

The lecture is the first of four on regenerative medicine this academic year funded through a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) grant which is a collaboration with the UC Davis Stem Cell program.

Sacramento State recently began training its first cohort of students in a 20-month graduate degree program focused on producing the next generation of stem cell scientists. The presentation is part of Sacramento State’s expanded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lecture series.


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