2014 ISSCR Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 ISSCR Elections

The current ISSCR leadership began their terms following the ISSCR 11th Annual Meeting in June 2013.

The ISSCR Board of Directors consists of 26 people and includes the president, president elect, vice president, past president, clerk and treasurer. Nominations for the Board of Directors were made by ISSCR members in October/November 2013. Candidates have been slated with an emphasis on scientific authority and to keep the overall international diversity of the board.

In the 2014 election, which was held February 6 - March 14, 2014, current members were invited to:

  1. Vote for vice president
  2. Vote for a new member to the ISSCR Board of Directors (one open position)
  3. Endorse the re-appointment of six current members of the Board of Directors

New officers will begin their terms following the ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting, June 18-21, 2014, Vancouver, Canada.

1. Vice President

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Sally Temple, PhD

Sally Temple, PhD

Sally Temple is the Co-founder and Scientific Director of the Neural Stem Cell Institute.

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2. New Member of the the Board of Directors

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Timothy Allsopp, PhD

Timothy Allsopp, PhD

Tim Allsopp is Head of External Research, Regenerative Medicine, Neusentis (a Pfizer research unit).

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3. Re-appointments to the Board of Directors

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Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla has been the Heather & Melanie Muss Professor in Neurological Surgery at The Eli & Edith Broad UCSF Center for Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research since 2001.  

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Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD

Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD

Nissim Benvenisty is the Herbert Cohn Chair in Cancer Research and the director of the Stem Cell Unit at the Hebrew University. 

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Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD

Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD

Hideyuki Okano has been Dean of Keio University Graduate School of Medicine since 2007.


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Kathrin Plath, PhD

Kathrin Plath, PhD

Kathrin Plath is Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of California Los Angeles.

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Deepak Srivastava, MD

Deepak Srivastava, MD

Deepak Srivastava, M.D., is the Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Biophysics, and the Wilma and Adeline Pirag Distinguished Professor in Pediatric Developmental Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD

Shinya Yamanaka is a professor and the director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) at Kyoto University and a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco.

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