Dr. Sambrano is a senior scientist with the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. He speaks about the political and legal issues surrounding stem cell research in California, and the role of the CIRM in distributing bonds for that research.
Dr. El Majdoubi is an associate professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Dominican University of California. He gives a summary of the science behind stem cells, what they are, and what they can do.
Dr. Barcellos-Hoff is a senior scientist and deputy director of the Life Sciences division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She discusses the role of stem cells in breast cancer, particularly in reference to experiments done on the mammary glands of rats.
Dr. Zeng is an assistant professor and director of the North Bay CIRM Shared Research Laboratory for Stem Cells and Aging at the Buck Institute for Age Research. Her presentation is on stem cells and neural degenerative diseases.
Dr. Hoeffler is the founder of the biotechnology company Xgene Corporation and an adjunct professor at Dominican University of California. He speaks about the business of stem cells.
A question and answer session with all of the speakers.