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President’s Council 2019 Spring Symposium

President's Council Symposium, Spring 2019
Stem Cells: Progress and Promise
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Mahley Auditorium

Join us for a conversation with Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka about how his discovery fundamentally changed biomedical research.

In 2006, Yamanaka made a major medical breakthrough—he discovered how to reprogram ordinary adult skin cells into cells that are capable of developing into any cell in the human body, similar to embryonic stem cells. The discovery of these induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) opened up new opportunities to treat diseases ranging from heart failure to Alzheimer’s to immune disorders.

Yamanaka, along with two leading scientists in the field, Steve Finkbeiner and Kathryn Ivey, will discuss what has been accomplished with iPSCs over the past decade, and what they see for the future of this technology.

This event is intended for friends and supporters of the Gladstone Institutes.

If you cannot attend the event, you can sign up to watch the live-stream.

Schedule of Events

Registration 4:00pm

Program 4:30pm

Reception to Follow


Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes

Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Systems and Therapeutics, Gladstone Institutes

Kathryn Ivey, PhD
Director of Research Operations, Tenaya Therapeutics


Deepak Srivastava, MD
Gladstone President

Hosted By: 

President’s Council