Shinya Yamanaka Crucial to Bay Area’s Role in Stem Cell Research

December 18, 2009

When Dr. Shinya Yamanaka arrived in the United States from Japan in 1993, he recalled recently, he was “half a scientist, half a failed surgeon.” A disaffected doctor with a newly minted Ph.D. in pharmacology, he had but one job offer, from the Gladstone Institutes, wedged into crowded laboratories by San Francisco General Hospital. (New York Times)

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