VIDEO: Faculty Hires in Adult and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research to Advance Interdisciplinary Pursuit of Ethical Treatments

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame’s commitment to research on adult and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells finds its most significant expression in the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, which was established in 2015 to increase the number of faculty and students addressing the complex scientific and ethical questions that accompany all medical advances in the stem cell field.

David Hyde, the Rev. Howard J. Kenna, C.S.C., Memorial Director of the Center for Zebrafish Research and director of the new center, notes that through significant University investment in faculty hiring, he will soon add eight new members to his teaching and research team. “The administration is fully behind what we’re doing,” said Hyde. “They understand the importance of adult stem cell research and iPS cell research and the impact it’s going to have on society—not just in the near term but also the long term.”

In this video, Hyde outlines the Center’s vision and introduces two of his colleagues—Rebecca Wingert, Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Assistant Professor; and Athanasia Panopoulos, Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Assistant Professor—who will play key roles in making that vision a reality.