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Stem Cells: Cures or Clones?

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orange County Chapter

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Stem Cells: Cures or Clones?

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Stem Cells: Cures or Clones?

Speaker Name and Affiliation:

Prof. Sidney H. Golub, PhD

Director, Sue & Bill Gross

Stem Cell Research Center

Research Professor,

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

School of Medicine



This talk will focus on the scientific basis for using stem cells and the prospects for clinical use of stem cells.  The ethical challenges posed by stem cell research and the oversight mechanisms that have been developed will be discussed.   The stem cell program at UCI will be described.


Dr. Golub obtained his B.S. from Brandeis University, his PH.D. from Temple University School of Medicine (1969) and was a Damon Runyon Fund Postdoctoral Scholar at the Dept. of Tumor Biology, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (1969-1971) . He was on the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine from 1971-1994 and at UCI from 1994 to the present. He was the Executive Director of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) from 1999-2003.


Dr.Golub’s   current interests focus on research ethics and science policy issues. He is particularly concerned with how we make and implement policy on human stem cells including embryonic and other pluripotent stem cells. One aspect of this interest is exploring the differences between California and the other states on stem cell policy. A related interest focuses on how to promote ethical principles within basic and translational research. My laboratory research program is not currently active. It followed two closely related themes: the in vitro regulation of cytotoxic cells by cell interactions, cytokines, and other regulatory factors and the in vivo expression of cytotoxic cell function in cancer patients. The major focus of these studies was on the regulation and expression of cytotoxicity by human Natural Killer (NK) lymphocytes including the function of lymphocytes at the tumor site (tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, or TILs) as these cells represent the immune response at the interface with the malignant cells.



Snacks will be provided

Educational Credits

With IEEE Educational Services all members participating in the EMBS presentation this year will be provided with ‘Professional Development Hours’ (PDH) credits

When & Where

Brandman University
16355 Laguna Canyon Rd
Room 111
Irvine, CA 92618

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orange County Chapter

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS), Orange County Section EMBS Chapter is a professional organization for engineers and engineering students who are interested in the bio-medical devices or instrumentation area. We have over 100 local EMBS members and 3000 IEEE members interested in EMBS. Our mission is to provide an open forum for engineers, physicians, biologists and other researchers, and healthcare policy makers to encourage innovation, continuous education, career development, and collaboration through networking, discussion and sharing cutting-edge technology. We invite renowned experts and speakers to present topics in bio-medical engineering areas that have a broad interest for members. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings.

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