Stem Cell Biology: Progress, hopes, hypes and hurdles -Monica Ranes-Goldberg, Ph.D.-02/23/2010 - 8:30am

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Stem Cell Biology: Progress, hopes, hypes and hurdles
Event Date: 
02/23/2010 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
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Event Speaker: 
Monica Ranes-Goldberg, Ph.D.
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Biotechtraining Consultant
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Biotechtraining Consultant
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Monica Ranes-Goldberg, Ph.D. earned her B.A. in Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Cellular and Developmental Biology from Harvard University, where she was awarded a Certificate for Distinction in Teaching. Following completion of her Ph.D. studies, Monica received an NIH fellowship to pursue post-doctoral research on novel vaccines at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. After two years abroad, Monica returned to California to pursue further post-doctoral research in Immunology at the DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto.

Monica later joined Syva, where she worked on development of T cell enumeration assays for AIDS patients.

Since 1994, Monica has been teaching courses in Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Cancer Biology, Cellular Biology and Introductory Biology for UC Berkeley Extension, and more recently for the UC Santa Cruz Extension Bioscience program.

Monica also teaches regularly onsite at a variety of Bay Area biotechnology companies.

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Stem Cell Research: Hopes, Hype and Hurdles

As we enter the second decade of the new millennium we may well find that discoveries from stem cell research will offer some of the greatest medical breakthroughs of our time.

However, the potential promise of using stem cells to cure disease continues to be burdened by tremendous scientific and business challenges as well as ethical and political controversies.

In this forum, Dr. Monica Ranes-Goldberg will address the following questions:

What are stem cells?
What is the difference between adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells?
What diseases could potentially be treated by stem cells?
What are the greatest scientific challenges in stem cell research?
Why has stem-cell research been controversial?
What are the most significant recent breakthroughs?
What are the most outstanding business challenges?

No scientific background is necessary.