Several UCSF scientists were featured in a segment on stem cell research on the PBS Jim Lehrer News Hour on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. The piece examined the state of stem cell research in California against the backdrop of expected changes in the federal funding policy for stem cell research under the Obama administration.

Included were Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD, director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF, Tamara Alliston, PhD, a basic researcher studying the use of stem cells to repair cartilage, Hubert Kim, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon, and one of Kim’s patients, a high school athlete.

Alliston and Kim are part of a grant funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine aimed at developing a strategy for repairing injured and arthritic cartilage. The principal investigator of the grant is Jeff Lotz, PhD, director of UCSF’s Orthopaedic Surgery Bioengineering Research Lab.

PBS Jim Lehrer News Hour report:

For information about the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cells at UCSF, see

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