Stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, an investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and a professor of anatomy at UCSF, learned just before midnight on Thursday, June 17, that he is one of the 2010 recipients of the esteemed Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology for significant contribution to humankind’s scientific, cultural and spiritual development.
Yamanaka received the prize for his discovery of a method of reprogramming adult skin cells to become embryonic-like stem cells. The discovery has opened up the field of stem cell research and dramatically changed the field of cell biology. He also is affiliated with and has a research lab at Kyoto University.
Several media outlets highlighted the award in their news reports:
Gladstone news release:
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Research News Center
Anatomy Stem Cells
Department of Anatomy Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
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