Dr. Fabio Rossi, tenured associate professor in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia, member of the board of directors of the National Centres of Excellency - Stem Cell Network, and scientific advisor of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. More information about Dr. Rossi are available here: http://www.cbr.ubc.ca/research_frossi.htm Stem cells hold tremendous promise for both therapeutic and commercial applications. However, theoretical, practical, ethical and regulatory obstacles hinder the path to these achievements. How long before we see these promises realized? Which applications will come first? Dr Rossi will review recent advances in this fast moving field, and will describe in lay terms what the current limitations to the use of stem cells, and how we are trying to overcome them.
June 23, 2011 at 7:00pm
Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver