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The Best Papers from Our 2016 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 4th annual award went to Thorsten R. Döppner, M.D. Here, we feature Dr. Döppner’s paper as chosen by a panel of judges composed of our Senior Editors.

Stem Cells Translational Medicine is delighted to honor Dr. Döppner for his innovative research suggesting a potential new treatment for stroke,” said Anthony Atala, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of SCTM and director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. “Strokes cause one of every 20 deaths in the U.S. and also cause significant disability. Dr. Döppner’s work is a novel approach that shows significant promise in pre-clinical studies.”

Below are the finalists for the 2016 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 2016 STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Young Investigator Award.


Extracellular Vesicles Improve Post-Stroke Neuroregeneration and Prevent Postischemic Immunosuppression
Thorsten R. Döppner, Josephine Herz, André Görgens, Jana Schlechter, Anna-Kristin Ludwig, Stefan Radtke, Kyra de Miroschedji, Peter A. Horn, Bernd Giebel, Dirk M. Hermann

In Vitro Differentiation of Human Neural Progenitor Cells Into Striatal GABAergic Neurons
Monika M. Golas, Lin Lina, Juan Yuana, Bjoern Sander

Comparative Study of Autologous Stromal Vascular Fraction and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Erectile Function Recovery in a Rat Model of Cavernous Nerve Injury
Dalsan You, Myoung Jin Jang, Bo Hyun Kim, Geehyun Song, Chunwoo Lee, Nayoung Suh, In Gab Jeong, Tai Young Ahn, Choung-Soo Kim

The Lymph Node as a New Site for Kidney Organogenesis
Maria Giovanna Francipane, Eric Lagasse

Runx1t1 Regulates the Neuronal Differentiation of Radial Glial Cells From the Rat Hippocampus
Zou Linqing, Jin Guohua, Li Haoming, Tao Xuelei, Qin Jianbing, Tian Meiling

Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes Enhance Angiogenesis Through the Wnt4/β-Catenin Pathway
Bin Zhang, Xiaodan Wu, Xu Zhang, Yaoxiang Sun, Yongmin Yan, Hui Shi, Yanhua Zhu, Lijun Wu, Zhaoji Pan, Wei Zhu, Hui Qian, Wenrong Xu