“It is an amazing time to be a stem cell scientist,” says Dr. Janet Rossant, Chief of Research and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and one of the members of the Foundation’s Science Leadership Council.
Dr. Rossant is an internationally recognized expert in developmental biology and the President of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). In her recent video, she addressed the international stem cell community to underline the importance of global partnerships.
With many questions to be answered in the future, stem cell scientists worldwide “are on the course of taking stem cells and turning them into new therapies to treat some of the major chronic diseases, such as Parkinson’s or diabetes,” she says.
In order to achieve this, stem cell scientists, bio engineers, clinicians and regulators should all work together. “Come join us and make a difference,” says Dr. Rossant.