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Professor Austin Smith awarded the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation

last modified Nov 28, 2016 02:24 PM

Professor Austin Smith has been awarded the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 

This year the McEwen Award for Innovation was jointly awarded to Professor Austin Smith and Qi-Long Ying, PhD, University of Southern California and will be presented at the ISSCR 2016 Annual Meeting, 22nd -25th June, in San Francisco.

Sean Morrison, ISSCR President describes award recipients Austin Smith and Qi-Long Ying as having “made enormous contributions to our fundamental understanding of pluripotency and how this knowledge can be leveraged to develop new tools that advance our understanding and treatment of human disease.”

The McEwen Award for Innovation, supported by the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, recognizes original thinking and groundbreaking research pertaining to stem cells or regenerative medicine that opens new avenues of exploration toward the understanding or treatment of human disease or affliction.