The Nobel at Gladstone
Shinya Yamanaka MD, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into cells that, like embryonic stem cells, can then develop into virtually any other type of cell in the body.
He called them induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. Dr. Yamanaka received the award in December of 2012 at the Nobel ceremony in Stockholm. Dr. Yamanaka’s discovery has altered the fields of cell biology and stem cell research—and opened promising new prospects for the future of both personalized and regenerative medicine.
The Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm