“The Promise of Stem Cell Research” Forum June 22nd

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites the community to attend a forum: “The Promise of Stem Cell Research” at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 22nd, 2012. The forum will be held in the CBIS Auditorium,  located on 15th Street. A reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will follow.

The discussion marks the opening of a state-of-the-art stem cell research center at Rensselaer, the New York state-funded Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research, and is part of an ongoing series of forums that introduces the public and Rensselaer community
to the life-saving and high-tech research at CBIS. The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer, The Honorable Nirav Shah, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, and CBIS Director Jonathan Dordick, the Howard P. Isermann ’42 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer, will provide opening remarks and introduce several Rensselaer researchers working in the area of stem cells within CBIS.

The forum will include Rensselaer researchers Glenn Monastersky, CBIS director of operations and professor of practice, biomedical engineering; Deanna Thompson, associate professor of biomedical engineering; and Ryan Gilbert, assistant professor of
biomedical engineering. Each will discuss their work to harness the potential of stem cells to help heal significant injuries to the spine, brain, and nervous system. They will also discuss how new medical therapies using stem cells could be developed in the future. A panel discussion and Q&A with the audience will follow.

If you plan to attend, RSVP at http://www.rpi.edu/news/events/biotech/. Parking is available for guests in the parking garage off College Avenue. A map of campus is available at http://www.rpi.edu/tour/zoomify/index.html.


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