Handbook of Stem Cells, Two-Volume Set

1st Edition

Volume 1-Embryonic Stem Cells; Volume 2-Adult & Fetal Stem Cells


  • Robert Lanza
  • Helen Blau
  • John Gearhart
  • Brigid Hogan
  • Douglas Melton
  • Malcolm Moore
  • Roger Pedersen
  • E. Donnall Thomas
  • James Thomson
  • Catherine Verfaillie
  • Irving Weissman
  • Michael West
    • Not Applicable ISBN 9780124366435
    • Electronic ISBN 9780080533735


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    Academic Press
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    About the authors

    Robert Lanza

    Robert Lanza, M.D. is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology, and Adjunct Professor of Surgical Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has several hundred scientific publications and patents, and over 30 books, including Principles of Tissue Engineering (1st through 4th Editions), Methods of Tissue Engineering, Principles of Cloning (1st and 2nd Editions), Essentials of Stem Cell Biology (1st and 2nd Editions), XENO, Yearbook of Cell & Tissue Transplantation, One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century (as editor, with forewords by C. Everett Koop and former President Jimmy Carter), and Medical Science & the Advancement of World Health. Dr. Lanza received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a University Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and studied as a student in the laboratory of Richard Hynes (MIT), Jonas Salk (The Salk Institute), and Nobel laureates Gerald Edelman (Rockefeller University) and Rodney Porter (Oxford University). He also worked closely (and coauthored a series of papers) with the late Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner and heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard. Dr. Lanza's current area of research focuses on the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Advanced Cell Technology, MA, USA

    Helen Blau

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Baxter Laboratory in Genetic Pharmacology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, U.S.A.

    John Gearhart

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

    Brigid Hogan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

    Douglas Melton

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

    Malcolm Moore

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.

    Roger Pedersen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK

    E. Donnall Thomas

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA

    James Thomson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

    Catherine Verfaillie

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

    Irving Weissman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A.

    Michael West

    Affiliations and Expertise

    BioTime Inc., Alameda, CA, USA