Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Stem Cells to Treat Human Diseases
Amander Clark, PhD, Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, UCLA

Wednesday, February 25 2015 7 PM
CLU - Ahmanson Science Building

Amander T. Clark, PhD, a cell biologist and geneticist from the UCLA Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, will discuss how stem cells hold considerable promise to change the way we treat disease and injury. You will learn about the different types of stem cells available to clinicians and scientists, with an emphasis on embryonic stem cells which are currently being tested in clinical trials to treat Stargardts Disease.

Amander Clark, UCLA

Amander T Clark is a cell biologist and geneticist who was recruited to UCLA Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine to establish a new and exciting research program in stem cell biology. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Amander was on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco where she worked under the mentorship of Dr. Renee Reijo Pera to build a cell based model to study human embryo development using human embryonic stem cells. This pioneering work was the first to demonstrate that human embryonic stem cells could be used to differentiate the human germ cell lineage in vitro. Amander has been the recipient of a number of awards for her research including a Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (2003), a Lalor Foundation Research Award (1999-2000), An Australian Postgraduate Award (1995-1998) and a Deans Prize for academic excellence (1994). Amander's work has published in significant high impact Journals including Nature, Human Molecular Genetics, Stem Cells and Cancer, and is a sought after speaker on the topic of human embryonic stem cell biology.


Meeting Site: California Lutheran University Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center,
Second Floor, rooms 253/254, 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Meetings are free, and open to the public
Dinner: Available at 6 p.m. for $12 payable at the door, no RSVP needed.
Parking: Parking is free outside of the Gilbert Sports Center
Contact: Steve Johnson, sfjohnso@ieee.org
Our Sponsors: California Lutheran UniversityIEEE EMB SocietyThe Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern CaliforniaIEEE Buenaventura SectionAmgen FoundationAmeriprise Financial Services, Inc., D. F. Rick Speidel, Financial AdvisorMicroJoining SolutionsWabash Power