McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
faculty member Stephen Strom, PhD (pictured), was recently named the president-elect of the Cell Transplantation Society. Dr. Strom has been a member of the society since 1995, and he will serve as president for 2 years. He was elected at the society’s most recent meeting in Okayama, Japan.
Dr. Strom is a Professor of Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include hepatocyte transplantation as a clinical treatment of liver disease, expression and the regulation of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters in human liver, regulation of human hepatocyte replication and differentiation, and production of hepatocytes for transplantation from stem or progenitor cells. Dr. Strom also is the Hepatocytes section editor for Cell Transplantation: The Regenerative Medicine Journal.
The Cell Transplantation Society aims to promote research and collaboration in cellular transplantation. Investigators of cell and tissue transplantation share problems and research targets on topics such as separation techniques, culture methods, and cryopreservation and banking, amongst other issues.
Illustration: McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Media Relations News Release (07/09/09)
Bio: Dr. Stephen Strom