Thursday, November 17, 2022

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, PhD

Celebrate with world-renowned scientists, industry innovators, and Gladstone science supporters at a reception honoring the 2022 Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize winner, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte.

This special dinner reception and a short ceremony to honor Izpisua Belmonte for his contributions to stem cell science will be held at the Royal Towers.

Izpisua Belmonte is a celebrated scientist known for his regenerative medicine and aging research, as well as his work leading to improved methods of generating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In a translational leap, his group was among the first to demonstrate the potential of using genetic engineering to correct mutations in patient iPSCs for cell therapy. He was selected for this prize because of these innovations and their potential for the improvement of age-related diseases.

The Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize recognizes individuals whose original translational research has advanced cellular reprogramming technology for regenerative medicine. The prize was established in 2015 through a generous gift from the Betty and Hiro Ogawa Family. It also recognizes the importance of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), discovered by Gladstone Senior Investigator and Nobel laureate, Shinya Yamanaka. 

Chosen by a committee of peers, the awardee receives an unrestricted prize of $150,000 USD.


November 17, 2022
5:30-7:30pm PST

The Royal Towers, 1750 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA

Getting There

The Royal Towers, 1750 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.