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Young Investigator Award



To foster advancements in the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine, the Editors of the Sister Journals proudly present an annual STEM CELLS Young Investigator Award and STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Young Investigator Award.

Each award honors a promising researcher who is the principal author of an article published in one of the Sister Journals. The articles are judged by the respective Editorial Boards as having the most impact and pushing the boundaries of novel and insightful research. Both awards carry a prize of $10,000 USD.


Meet the 2017 Young Investigator Award Winners

Anna D. Krasnodembskaya, PhD
Queens University

Bringing Novel Therapies Closer to the Patient
One-on-one interview with Dr. Krasnodembskaya


Award Winning Paper

Mitochondrial Transfer via Tunneling Nanotubes is an Important Mechanism by Which Mesenchymal Stem Cells Enhance Macrophage Phagocytosis in the In Vitro and In Vivo Models of ARDS

Philippe Lysy, MD, PhD
Université Catholique de Louvain

In search of new sources for insulin-producing cells
One-on-one interview with Dr. Lysy


Award Winning Paper

V-Maf Musculoaponeurotic Fibrosarcoma Oncogene Homolog A Synthetic Modified mRNA Drives Reprogramming of Human Pancreatic Duct-Derived Cells Into Insulin-Secreting Cells