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Stem Cell Information

Planning Committee

NIH Symposium: Challenges & Promise of Cell-Based Therapies
May 6, 2008
Natcher Conference Center
NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Lesley Stewart, M.A. (Co-Chair), Science Policy Advisor and Congressional Liaison, Science Policy and Planning Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • Sam Zakhari, Ph.D. (Co-Chair), Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
  • James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Vice-Chair, NIH Stem Cell Task Force
  • Laura Cole, Ph.D.,Science Policy Analyst, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • Barry Davis, Ph.D., Director, Taste and Smell Program, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • Sherry L. Dupere, Ph.D., Chief, Biology of Development and Aging Integrated Review Group, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
  • John D. Harding, Ph.D., Director, Primate Resources, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Comparative Medicine, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health
  • Rosemarie Hunziker, Ph.D., Program Director, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health
  • Jane Knisely, Ph.D., Presidential Management Fellow, Science Policy and Planning Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • Ronald A. Kohanski, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Biology of Aging Program, Aging Physiology Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
  • Story C. Landis, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Chair, NIH Stem Cell Task Force
  • Nadya Lumelsky, Ph.D., Program Director, Tissue Engineering and Dental and Craniofacial Regenerative Medicine Program, Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
  • Jennifer E. Mehren, Ph.D., AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  • Lisa Montney, Ph.D., Science Policy Analyst, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • David F. Owens, Ph.D., Program Director, Extramural Research Program, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  • Svetlana Radaeva, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Section on Liver Biology, Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
  • Pamela Robey, Ph.D., Chief, Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
  • John W. Thomas, Ph.D., Stem Cell and Cell-Based Therapy Coordinator, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health 
  • Baldwin Wong, B.S., Chief, Science Policy and Planning Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • Da-Yu Wu, Ph.D., Program Director, Developmental Neurobiology, Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
  • Marion Zatz, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health