Broadway Star Jonah Platt Renews Funding for UCSF Stem Cell Lecture Series

Multi-platform creator and performer Jonah Platt, currently starring in the Broadway show “Wicked”, has renewed funding for the Jonah Platt Stem Cell Series. The 2015-2016 lecture series will again consist of expert presentations that showcase world-class clinical and laboratory research, exploring fields applicable to the mission of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. These lectures provide an invaluable opportunity to promote communication within the diverse stem cell and regenerative medicine community, share breaking research, and promote valuable exchanges with research pioneers. Last year’s lecture series featured physicians and scientists representing a wide range of prestigious educational institutions.

“The cutting edge work being done in stem cell research is so important to our collective future, and I feel very fortunate to be able to support the sharing of these ideas between our distinguished speakers and the incredible scientists here at UCSF,” said Jonah Platt.

“I’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to Jonah for his continued support and advocacy of UCSF’s stem cell program. The Platt Stem Cell Series is a great forum to discuss cutting-edge research and cross-pollinate ideas. These lectures have such a positive impact on stem cell research both at UCSF and at other research institutions around the world,” says Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD, John G. Bowes Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell and Tissue Biology and Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF.

 Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD and Jonah Platt