Public is invited to panel on stem cell science, Sept. 20

By Jennifer O'Brien

Nobel laureate Arvid Carlsson -----

UCSF invites the public to attend “Stem Cell Research: Implications for the Future,” a discussion among leading stem cell scientists and Nobel laureates, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. Reservations are required.

The evening discussion will feature distinguished stem cell researchers from UCSF, two of UCSF’s Nobel laureates, and visiting Nobel laureate Arvid Carlsson of Sweden. The panel will be moderated by David Kessler, MD, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UCSF.

The event is free and open to the public. To register on-line: Stem Cell . The event also will be telecast to other locations in San Francisco. For more information, visit the web sate or call UCSF Public Affairs at (415) 476-2557.

The panelists are:

* J. Michael Bishop, MD, chancellor of UCSF, University professor and Nobel laureate

* Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, director of the Diabetes Center at UCSF and professor of medicine

* Arvid Carlsson, MD, emeritus professor of pharmacology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Nobel laureate

* Elena Gates, MD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF

* Arnold Kriegstein, PhD, MD, director of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program and professor of neurology at UCSF

* Stanley Prusiner, MD, professor of neurology at UCSF and Nobel laureate

* Renee Reijo Pera, PhD, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF

The UCSF event, presented in partnership with the Consulates of Sweden and Norway, is being arranged in conjunction with “The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity,” an exhibition at the Exploratorium.