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Stories from Our Patients
Frances Saldaña lost her three children to Huntington's disease, a devastating neurodegenerative disease that has no cure. Despite her suffering, Saldaña continues to advocate for the funding of Huntington's disease research towards the development of new therapies.
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a genetically inherited disease that affects the photoreceptors at the back of the eye, leads to blindness. Kristin MacDonald was told she had RP at age 31 - a diagnosis that vaulted her into advocacy. She shares her story of living with blindness, participating in clinical trials, and hope for the future.
An accident left Jake Javier paralyzed from the chest down the day before his high school graduation. Through a clinical trial, Javier received a transplant of 10 million stem cells and regained the use of his arms and hands. Javier shares his story of resilience, science, and hope.
Sandra Dillon was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a life-threatening blood disorder that can lead to acute leukemia. After participating in clinical trials and cutting edge treatments, Dillon has a deep appreciation for personalized medicine and genomics.
Partners in Giving: A Family’s Experience Inspires Support for Stem Cell Science That Could Change Lives
Henry Klassen, MD, PhD
Dr. Klassen discusses retinal degeneration, particularly Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)and Age-Related Muscular Degeneration (AMD).
Leslie Thompson, PhD
Dr. Thompson discusses stem-cell-based therapy for Huntington's Disease as part of the CIRM 2020 Grantee Meeting.
Aileen Anderson, PhD
Watch Dr. Anderson in this recorded session from the CIRM 2020 Grantee Meeting as she discusses human neural stem cells.
Daniela Bota, MD, PhD
Neuro-Oncologist and clinical director of the UC Irvine Alpha Stem Cell Clinic, Dr. Daniela Bota, explains the development and promise of tumor-derived vaccines to treat Glioblastoma, a resistant and devastating brain cancer.
Leonid Groysman, MD
Dr. Groysman discusses two different stem cells based clinical trials for COVID-19.
Researchers at UCLA announced that they had cured 18 children who were born with the so-called Bubble Baby disease, a genetic disorder that leaves the young sufferers without a working immune system, putting them at risk of death from infections, even the common cold.
Infographics and Photos
Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute
A time-lapse video of the construction of Gross Hall.
Gross Hall: Then & Now
Gross Hall Grand Opening Celebration
The Stem Cell Core Facility
Stem Cell Research Center Core Services
Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center Faculty
Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Publications
Community Outreach and Education
Alpha Stem Cell Clinic (ASCC): Then and Now
Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center Seed Grant Program
Some things to know about stem cell clinical trials.