Dr. McNeish spent the last four years of his career at GlaxoSmithKline and previously held senior positions at Pfizer. He was an active member of the ISSCR Industry Committee. The members of the ISSCR Industry Committee have established the John McNeish Lecture honoring his legacy within the Society and his contributions in stem cell research in industry towards diagnosis, drug discovery and clinical translation. The inaugural lecture will take place at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
ISSCR Chief Executive Officer Nancy Witty noted, "John was a long-time leader in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. His leadership in promoting collaboration between industry and academia will be a lasting legacy."
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time.