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The Best Papers From our 2015 Young Investigators

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The STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Young Investigator Award honors a young scientist who is principal author of a significant research paper published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. The 3rd annual award went to Dustin R. Wakeman, Ph.D. Here, we feature Dr. Wakeman’s papers as chosen by a panel of judges composed of our Senior Editors. Below are the finalists for the 2015 award. The STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Editors support the efforts of these emerging researchers and encourage the development of these young investigators who are making significant impacts in this field, thus fostering the future of their clinical applications. 

Find out more about the winner of the 2015 STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Young Investigator Award.


Human Neural Stem Cells Survive Long Term in the Midbrain of Dopamine-Depleted Monkeys After GDNF Overexpression and Project Neurites Toward an Appropriate Target
Dustin R. Wakeman, D. Eugene Redmond, Jr., Hemraj B. Dodiya, John R. Sladek, Jr., Csaba Leranth, Yang D. Teng, R. Jude Samulski, Evan Y. Snyder
Stem Cells Trans Med 2014; 3:692-701; doi:10.5966/sctm.2013-0208

A Multiplex High-Throughput Gene Expression Assay to Simultaneously Detect Disease and Functional Markers in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Marc Ferrer, Barbara Corneo, Janine Davis, Qin Wan, Kiyoharu Joshua Miyagishima, Rebecca King, Arvydas Maminishkis, Juan Marugan, Ruchi Sharma, Michael Shure, Sally Temple, Sheldon Miller, Kapil Bharti
Stem Cells Trans Med 2014; 3:911-922; doi:10.5966/sctm.2013-0192

Intra-Arterial Immunoselected CD34+ Stem Cells for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Soma Banerjee, Paul Bentley, Mohammad Hamady, Stephen Marley, John Davis, Abdul Shlebak, Joanna Nicholls, Deborah A. Williamson, Steen L. Jensen, Myrtle Gordon, Nagy Habib, Jeremy Chataway
Stem Cells Trans Med 2014; 3:1322-1330; doi:10.5966/sctm.2013-0178

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Reveal Functional Differences Between Drugs Currently Investigated in Patients With Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
Sophie Blondel, Anne-Laure Jaskowiak, Anne-Laure Egesipe, Amelie Le Corf, Claire Navarro, Véronique Cordette, Cécile Martinat, Yacine Laabi, Karima Djabali, Annachiara de Sandre-Giovannoli, Nicolas Levy, Marc Peschanski, Xavier Nissan
Stem Cells Trans Med 2014; 3:510-519; doi:10.5966/sctm.2013-0168

Optimized Cell Survival and Seeding Efficiency for Craniofacial Tissue Engineering Using Clinical Stem Cell Therapy
Archana Rajan, Emily Eubanks, Sean Edwards, Sharon Aronovich, Suncica Travan, Ivan Rudek, Feng Wang, Alejandro Lanis, Darnell Kaigler
Stem Cells Trans Med 2014; 3:1495-1503; doi:10.5966/sctm.2014-0039

Human Finger-Prick Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Facilitate the Development of Stem Cell Banking
Hong-Kee Tan,Cheng-Xu Delon Toh, Dongrui Ma, Binxia Yang, Tong M ing Liu, Jun Lu, Chee-Wai Wong, Tze-Kai Tan, Hu Li, Christopher Syn, Eng-Lee Tan, Bing Lim, Yoon-Pin Lim, Stuart A. Cook, Yuin-Han Loh
Stem Cells Trans Med 2014;3:586-598; doi:10.5966/sctm.2013-0195