Officers & Board of Directors


The International Society for Stem Cell Research has more than 4,000 members in more than 60 countries. As an organization focused on bringing together all members of the stem cell community, we are proud that our membership is led by some of the most prominent and respected scientists from around the globe.

ISSCR Officers and Board

President - Hans C. Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands

Past President - Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute, USA 

President Elect - Douglas A. Melton, Harvard University and Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA

Clerk - Martin F. Pera, The Jackson Laboratory, USA 

Vice President - Deepak Srivastava, Gladstone Institutes, USA

Treasurer - Arnold R. Kriegstein, University of California San Francisco, USA

Director - Roger A. Barker, University of Cambridge, UK
Director - Marianne E. Bronner, California Institute for Technology, USA
Director - George Q. Daley, Harvard Medical School, USA
Director - Valentina Greco, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Director - Konrad Hochedlinger, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, USA
Director - Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine, USA 
Director - Urban Lendahl, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Director - Haifan Lin, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Director - Melissa H. Little, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Australia 
Director - Charles E. Murry, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, USA 
Director - Hans R. Schöler, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
Director - Austin G. Smith, Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, UK 
Director - Masayo Takahashi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
Director - Elly Tanaka, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria 
Director - Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University, USA

Ex Officio Member - Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Ex Officio Member - Sean J. Morrison, Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern, USA
Ex Officio Member - Janet Rossant, Gairdner Foundation, Canada  
Ex Officio Member - Shinya Yamanaka, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Japan/Gladstone Institutes, USA
Ex Officio Member - Leonard I. Zon, Boston Children's Hospital, USA