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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 2018 Young Investigator Award Winners

141Benjamin “Beno” Freedman, Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, USA

The Revealing World of Organoids
One-on-one interview with Dr. Freedman


Award Winning Paper

Gene‐Edited Human Kidney Organoids Reveal Mechanisms of Disease in Podocyte Development

141Yong-Beom Park, M.D., Ph.D.
Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Helping Shape the Medicine of the Future
One-on-one interview with Dr. Park


Award Winning Paper

Cartilage Regeneration in Osteoarthritic Patients by a Composite of Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Blood‐Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Hyaluronate Hydrogel: Results from a Clinical Trial for Safety and Proof‐of‐Concept with 7 Years of Extended Follow‐Up