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The Best Papers From our 2013 Young Investigators

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STEM CELLS Translational Medicine presented Dr. Laura Shin with its first Young Investigator Award in December 2013. 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 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. Below are the finalists for the 2013 award.


Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Grafts Enhance Normal and Impaired Wound Healing by Recruiting Existing Endogenous Tissue Stem/Progenitor Cells 
Laura Shin, Daniel A. Peterson
Stem Cells Trans Med 2013; 2:33-42; first published on December 21, 2012; doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0041

Distinct Mobilization of Circulating CD271+ Mesenchymal Progenitors from Hematopoietic Progenitors During Aging and After Myocardial Infarction
Yoshitaka Iso, Sayaka Yamaya, Takatoshi Sato, Charla N. Poole, Keiichi Isoyama, Masaru Mimura, Shinji Koba, Youichi Kobayashi, Youichi Takeyama, Jeffrey L. Spees, Hiroshi Suzuki
Stem Cells Trans Med 2012; 1:462-468; first published on June 5, 2012; doi:10.5966/sctm.2011-0051

Human Neural Crest Stem Cells Derived from Human ESCs and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Induction, Maintenance, and Differentiation into Functional Schwann Cells
Qiuyue Liu, Steven C. Spusta, Ruifa Mi, Rhonda N.T. Lassiter, Michael R. Stark, Ahmet Höke, Mahendra S. Rao, Xianmin Zeng
Stem Cells Trans Med 2012; 1:266-278; first published on April 17, 2012; doi:10.5966/sctm.2011-0042

Transient Brown Adipocyte-Like Cells Derive from Peripheral Nerve Progenitors in Response to Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2
Elizabeth A. Salisbury, ZaWaunyka W. Lazard,  Eroboghene E. Ubogu, Alan R. Davis, Elizabeth A. Olmsted-Davis
Stem Cells Trans Med 2012; 1:874-885; first published on November 26, 2012; doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0090

Integration-Free Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived from Retinitis Pigmentosa Patient for Disease Modeling 
Zi-Bing Jin, Satoshi Okamoto, Ping Xiang, Masayo Takahashi
Stem Cells Trans Med 2012; 1:503-509; first published on June 1, 2012; doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0005

Click here to read and/or watch the interview with SCTM’s inaugural Young Investigator Award winner.