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Alan Trounson

On Changing (Stem Cell) Presidents: A Modest Proposal

Don C. Reed | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science
Don C. Reed

Alan Trounson is retiring from the presidency of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM, better known as the California stem cell program), and it is happening way too soon. Might there be a way to keep him on part-time?

Of Starfish, Stem Cells and $70 Million: How California Therapies May Reach Patients Quicker

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science
Don C. Reed

The California stem cell program has developed 77 new stem cell methods. Among those efforts might be a way to ease diabetes, reverse Alzheimer's, or loosen the clutch of paralysis, but how can we afford the increasingly expensive safety tests? There may be a way.