Speaker Name(s): Freda Miller
Description: Stem cells hold out great promise for medical science, with their potential uses ranging from discovery research to diagnostics to cell therapy. However, many of the current human stem cell sources derive from embryos, raising a number of ethical concerns. This lecture will focus on our work over the past 5 years identifying and characterizing an adult stem cell from rodent and human skin. Our progress in asking the "what, where and why" of adult stem cells will be described, as well as our ongoing efforts to take these accessible adult stem cells from the bench to the clinic.