CHICAGO (28 September 2015) – The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has named Kevin Wilson to a new position as Director of Policy. Mr. Wilson will be responsible for directing, planning and executing the society’s policy initiatives to impact standards, policy and regulation pertaining to stem cell research at the state and federal levels as well as internationally.
"ISSCR is expanding the scope of its engagement with the public and with policy makers to ensure we have effective and appropriate regulation of stem cell research and clinical translation,” said Sean Morrison, PhD, ISSCR President. “Our goal is to improve human health worldwide through stem cell research. That can only occur if regulation is based on a sound understanding of the science and the remarkable opportunities before us."
For the past fourteen years, Mr. Wilson was the Director of Public Policy at the American Society for Cell Biology where he worked on a wide range of policy issues impacting multiple aspects of medical and scientific research. Prior to that he spent many years working for members of the United States Congress on both the House and Senate side.
“After 14 years with the American Society for Cell Biology and 15 years in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives before that, the opportunity to join the ISSCR and fight for cutting-edge stem cell research around the world was an opportunity I could not pass up.”
Mr. Wilson begins his new role with the ISSCR in October and will be based in Washington, D.C.
About the International Society for Stem Cell Research (www.isscr.org)
The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit membership organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.