SBP supports opening of stem cell exhibit at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Pamela Itkin-Ansari, Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor in the Development, Aging, and Regeneration Program at SBP, participated in the grand opening event for the Super Cells exhibit at the Fleet on Jan. 28. She served as an expert on the current understanding of stem cells, answering questions and explaining what stem cell researchers do.
The Super Cells exhibit, on view at the Fleet through May 1, immerses visitors in the world of stem cells, illustrating how they give rise to the whole body and how they keep us healthy by re-building tissue.
The display was produced by the Sherebrooke Musuem of Nature and Science (Quebec, Canada), in partnership with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), Catapult Cell Therapy and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, and supported by EuroStemCell.
Itkin-Ansari is one of several SBP investigators working to harness the power of stem cells to treat disease. Faculty in SBP’s Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine collaborate to develop new treatments for a wide spectrum of disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, and diabetes.