Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Can we mend a broken heart? Thinking about stem cell therapy with Harold Bernstein MD PhD


Dr. Bernstein is Professor of Pediatrics and a Senior Investigator of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF. He will talk about the field of stem cell therapy, specifically relating it to his work using stem cells to treat heart disease. Dr. Bernstein also practices Pediatric Cardiology at UCSF Childrens Hospital. He attended public school in New York, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, his doctoral and medical training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his postgraduate training in pediatrics and cardiology at UCSF. Dr. Bernstein's research focuses on stem cell biology, muscle development, and heart regeneration. He has been recognized as an Established Investigator by the American Heart Association, and currently is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Proposition 71).

1 comment:

Kaushik said...

I think this seminar was very interesting. I did a stem cell research paper for my science class and learned a lot about the different types of stem cells. Also, I learned that a new type of stem cell, called an Induced pluripotent stem cell, can have the advantages of an embryonic stem cell and be used on adult tissue. That was really fascinating. It can put an end to the stem cell ethical problems.