ISSCR Elections

2015 Elections for ISSCR Board of Directors

Eligible members will be invited to vote in the 2015 election, 5 February to 5 March. Voting instructions will be sent by email. Have you renewed your membership? Not yet a member? Join Now.

The ISSCR Board of Directors consists of 22 directors 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 2014. 

In the 2015 election voters will be invited to:

  1. Vote for vice president
  2. Vote for clerk
  3. Vote for two new member to the ISSCR Board of Directors
  4. Endorse the re-appointment of two current members of the Board of Directors

New officers will begin their terms following the ISSCR Annual Meeting.

1. Candidates for Vice President

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Hans C. Clevers, MD, PhD

Hans Clevers is Professor of Molecular Genetics, Hubrecht Institute/University Medical Centre Utrecht and President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Important Issues on the Horizon for ISSCR

  • Biography

Hongkui Deng, PhD

Hongkui Deng is a Professor of Cell Biology and a Principal Investigator at the Center for Life Sciences at Peking University. He is also the Director of the Peking University Stem Cell Research Center. 

  • Important Issues on the Horizon for ISSCR

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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 Center at the Hebrew University.

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Martin Pera, PhD

Martin Pera is Professor of Stem Cell Sciences at the University of Melbourne, the Florey Neuroscience Institute, and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research.

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3. Candidates for the Board of Directors

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Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD

Arnold Kriegstein is the John Bowes Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell and Tissue Biology and Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. 

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Hans Schöler, PhD

Hans Schöler is Director of the Department Cell and Developmental Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and Professor at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster.

 

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Masayo Takahashi, MD, PhD

Masayo Takahashi is Project Leader, Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration Research at the Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan.

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Joanna Wysocka, PhD

Joanna Wysocka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology and the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University and a Member of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. 


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Kenneth Zaret, PhD

Kenneth S. Zaret is the Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Joseph Leidy Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. 

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4. Re-appointments to the Board of Directors

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Austin G. Smith, PhD, FRS, FRSE

Austin G. Smith is a Medical Research Council Professor and Director of the Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge.   

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Elly M. Tanaka, PhD

Elly M. Tanaka has been full Professor of Animal Models of Regeneration at the Technische Universität Dresden, DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies since 2008 and is currently Director of the institute.   

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