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About Roddenberry

The Roddenberry Stem Cell Center at the Gladstone Institutes is an international powerhouse in stem cell research. Established in 2011 with a $5 million gift from the Roddenberry Foundation in honor of Eugene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, the Center operates with a vision of disrupting basic and translational stem cell science.

The Roddenberry Center provides resources for the Gladstone community to pursue new biomedical discoveries while also conducting the rigorous testing needed to translate their most promising findings to the clinic. Together, these efforts will help unlock the tremendous potential of stem cells to advance human health and transform the treatment of disease.

Supported by this center, Gladstone has made tremendous strides not only in ground-breaking scientific discoveries, but also in creating a uniquely strong and well-rounded program that is poised to fundamentally change the future of medicine.

Rod Roddenberry
Rod Roddenberry, co-founder and chair of the board of directors of the Roddenberry Foundation




The Roddenberry Foundation is led by Heidi and Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, Jr. It supports and inspires efforts that create and expand new frontiers for the benefit of humanity by funding innovative solutions to critical global issues in the areas of science and technology, the environment, education, and humanitarian advances.