University, State, Local Officials to Celebrate Opening of UCSF Stem Cell Building

By Jennifer O'Brien

WHAT: University, state and local officials, philanthropists and community leaders will celebrate the opening of an architecturally unique stem cell building, a milestone in the history of UCSF’s pioneering stem cell research program. The Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building is the headquarters for the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF, one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the United States.


  • San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee
  • UC President Mark Yudof
  • Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad
  • California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Chair Robert Klein
  • Chancellor of UCSF Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH
  • Dean of UCSF School of Medicine Sam Hawgood, MB, BS
  • Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

  • 10:10 a.m. – Media set up for VIP tourof UCSF stem cell lab, hosted by scientist conducting nation’s second brain stem cell trial  (designated pool media only)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Media check in – set up for News conference
  • 11:00 a.m. – News conference (all media)
  • 11:30 a.m. – Interviews, b-roll and tours of stem cell lab and building:
    • Interview and photo opportunities with elected and university officials, Eli Broad and stem cell researchers.
    • Mediatours of human embryonic stem cell lab. Visuals include lapse video microscopy of human blastocysts dividing, shown on a large Mac screen beside the microscope that generated them. Scientists in white coats working on cells in specially designate rooms.


13 Parnassus Avenue, UCSF campus, San Francisco

Enter Medical Sciences Building. Escort to new building will be provided.


  • Public garage-- Media in standard vehicles should park in the public garage across the street from the Medical Sciences Building. Garage entry is between 400 and 500 Parnassus Ave., on the north side of the street.  Keep in mind that navigating within the garage can take time. News Staff will reimburse with parking stickers at the event. 
  • On street parking– There will be limited reserved parking for large media van/trucks on the north side of the street in front of 500 Parnassus Ave.