January 04, 2006
Dr. Zach Hall, President, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, 1/4/06
Dr. Zach Hall is President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. CIRM is a state agency established by Proposition 71 to promote stem cell research in California. Prop 71 passed by 59 percent of the California voters in November 2004. Over the next 10 years, the institute will disburse almost $3 billion in state bond funds to investigators at California universities and research institutions for stem cell research. The research funded by the CIRM will focus on patient and disease-specific stem cell research and other vital research opportunities for the development of life-saving regenerative medical treatments and therapies. All proposals are peer-reviewed to support the most promising scientific research.
Previously, Dr. Hall was Director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Development at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Hall is the author and editor of An Introduction to Molecular Neurobiology, a widely used textbook, and has published more than 100 original papers and reviews in scientific journals.
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