Spotlight on Huntington's Disease
On December 12, 2007, the CIRM Governing Board heard from three speakers about the promise of stem cell research in treating Huntington’s Disease. Robert Pacifici presented an overview of Huntington’s disease, Han Kierstead explained how stem cell research represents a critical turning point in gaining a better understanding of the disease, and Frances Saldana gave a patient’s perspective of the disease.
You can watch the presentations here:
- Welcoming remarks: Robert Klein, J.D., Chair of the Governing Board and Oswald Steward, Ph.D., member of the CIRM Governing Board
- Robert Pacifici, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, CHDI Foundation, Inc.
- Hans Keirstead, Ph.D., Co-Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine
- Frances Saldana, Huntington’s disease patient advocate