The Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize is awarded with an unrestricted cash prize of $150,000 USD. The prize may be equally shared by multiple awardees.

Nominations for the 2020 prize will be open from March 25 to May 15, 2020.

Nomination Criteria

  • Independent investigator in stem cell biology or regenerative medicine
  • Nominee does not have to be a United States Citizen
  • Nominee does not have to work in the United States
  • Must be available to attend the award ceremony on October 14, 2020 at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California, and present their research

Selection Committee

George Daley, MD, PhD
Dean, Harvard Medical School

Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD
Dean of the School of Medicine, Keio University

Deepak Srivastava, MD
President of Gladstone Institutes and Director of the Roddenberry Stem Cell Center at Gladstone

Lorenz Studer, MD
Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fiona Watt, FRS, FMedSci
Director, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Senior investigator, Gladstone Institutes 
Director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University