Sean J. Morrison Honored with 2022 ISSCR Public Service Award
2022 ISSCR Public Service Award
Sean J. Morrison
Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D., Director of Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), USA, is honored with the 2022 ISSCR Public Service Award. The prize recognizes the outstanding contributions of public service to the fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Morrison studies the mechanisms that regulate stem cell function and the role these mechanisms play in cancer. He completed a B.Sc. in biology and chemistry at Dalhousie University (1991), a Ph.D. in immunology at Stanford University (1996), and a postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at Caltech (1999). He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator (since 2000) and Director of CRI (since 2011). At UT Southwestern he is a Professor of Pediatrics and holds the Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics and the Kathryne and Gene Bishop Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Research at CRI. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and is a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Scholar in Cancer Research. Dr. Morrison served as the President of ISSCR (2015-16), is founding chair of the ISSCR Public Policy Committee (since 2015), has testified before the U.S. Congress, and was a leader in the “Proposal 2” campaign that protected stem cell research in Michigan’s state constitution (2008).
The award was presented at the Presidential Symposium on 15 June during ISSCR 2022 San Francisco + Virtual, the world’s leading meeting of global innovators in stem cell science and regenerative medicine. More.
Robin Lovell-Badge for Award Page
2021 ISSCR Public Service Award
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is honoring Robin Lovell-Badge PhD, FRS, The Francis Crick Institute, UK with the 2021 ISSCR Public Service Award. The prize recognizes the outstanding contributions of public service to the fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. .
Dr. Lovell-Badge is noted for his discovery, made in collaboration with Peter Goodfellow, of the SRY gene on the Y-chromosome that determines sex in mammals. They shared the 1995 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for their discovery. Dr. Lovell-Badge currently is a Senior Group Leader and Head of the Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute in London. His work studies how stem cells that correspond to early embryo cells have the capacity to turn into many different cell types. His group also is studying how specific structures, such as the pituitary gland or the brain, develop as an embryo grows, and how these come to contain tissue-specific stem cells, and in turn what controls the fate of these stem cells.
For the last two years, Dr. Lovell-Badge has been leading a group of stem cell scientists, ethicists, and regulatory experts to update the ISSCR Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation, driving international consensus around how to address rapid advances in the field. More.
Solomon Award Web
Susan L. SolomonThe ISSCR awarded the 2020 Public Service Award to Susan L. Solomon, JD, chief executive officer and founder of The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute during ISSCR 2020 Virtual. Founded in 2005, NYSCF is one of the largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to stem cell research projects. It is well known for breakthroughs in stem cell research including how to generate the cells and put them to work against ailments like diabetes, mitochondrial disease, women’s reproductive cancers, and Parkinson’s disease. Under Solomon’s leadership, NYSCF has raised and invested more than $350 million for stem cell research at the NYSCF Research Institute, through its extramural funding programs, and for educating the next generation of scientists. Susan L. Solomon will receive the award during ISSCR 2020 Virtual 23-27 June 2020.
Eli and Edythe Broad
The 2019 ISSCR Public Service Award will be presented to Eli and Edythe Broad, Founders, The Broad Foundation, U.S. at the 2019 Annual Meeting during Plenary I on Wednesday, 26 June at 13:10. Eli and Edythe Broad have made significant contributions to the field of stem cell research, with investments that underscore their belief that it has the potential to treat some of the most devastating diseases and conditions and significantly improve human health.
Megan Munsie, PhDThe ISSCR 2018 Public Service Award was presented to Megan Munsie, PhD, Head of Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit, Stem Cells Australia, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Munsie is a stem cell scientist who has made a significant contribution for many years in outreach to the public and advocacy to policy makers around issues associated with stem cell science and its translation to the clinic.
George Q. Daley, MD, PhDThe 2017 ISSCR Public Service Award was presented to George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, Dean, Harvard Medical School, and Professor, Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Boston Children's Hospital & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, U.S. An outstanding physician-scientist and leading public advocate for the responsible ethical oversight of human stem cell research, Dr. Daley has long been involved in promoting and upholding rigorous standards for the field. He initiated and played key roles in the formulation of three sets of ISSCR guidelines, for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (2006), the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells (2008), and Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation (2016), which are in use around the world.
Alan Trounson, PhDThe 2015 ISSCR Public Service Award was presented to Alan Trounson, PhD, MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, in recognition of his service as a visible and effective spokesperson for the field on an international level. Dr. Trounson is renowned for his pioneering work in in-vitro fertilization and other reproductive technologies, and was an early researcher and advocate for the use of human embryonic stem cells in medical research.
Paolo Bianco, MDThe 2014 ISSCR Public Service Award was presented to the late Paolo Bianco, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, along with Elena Cattaneo, PhD, University of Milan, and Michele De Luca, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in recognition of their involvement in public debate and policy-making in Italy and their championing of rigorous scientific and medical standards and stringent regulatory oversight in the introduction of new stem cell treatments into the clinic.
Elena Cattaneo, PhDThe 2014 ISSCR Public Service Award was presented to Elena Cattaneo, PhD, University of Milan, along with the late Paolo Bianco, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, and Michele De Luca, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in recognition of their involvement in public debate and policy-making in Italy and their championing of rigorous scientific and medical standards and stringent regulatory oversight in the introduction of new stem cell treatments into the clinic.
Michele De Luca, MDThe 2014 ISSCR Public Service Award was presented to Michele De Luca, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, along with the late Paolo Bianco, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, and Elena Cattaneo, PhD, University of Milan, in recognition of their involvement in public debate and policy-making in Italy and their championing of rigorous scientific and medical standards and stringent regulatory oversight in the introduction of new stem cell treatments into the clinic.
Hiromitsu Ogawa and Betty Jean Crouch OgawaThe 2013 ISSCR Public Service Award was presented to the late Hiromitsu Ogawa and Betty Jean Crouch Ogawa in recognition of their extraordinary support of stem cell research in Japan and the US, including Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka and The Gladstone Institute and their work with the ISSCR Global Advisory Council. Through their involvement, the Ogawas demonstrated a strong commitment to building and fostering international connections between science, business and industry.
Rob and Cheryl McEwenThe 2012 ISSCR Public Service Award ,was presented to Rob and Cheryl McEwen in recognition of their extraordinary support and advocacy for stem cell research and innovation. The award was presented to them at the ISSCR 10th Annual Meeting in June 2012, in Yokohama, Japan.
Robert KleinThe recipient of the 2011 inaugural ISSCR Public Service Award was Robert Klein, former Chairman of the Governing Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), for his outstanding contribution of public service to the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.