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Celebration of Science

Science is worth celebrating. Breakthroughs and discoveries change the world. It's scientists like you—and scientists like them—who can make this happen. We shine the spotlight on these scientists, because their science motivates us.

Madeline Lancaster

Madeline Lancaster developed a groundbreaking brain organoid protocol.

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Jason Young

Jason Young hiked the Bolivian Andes for immunology research.

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Sylvia Boj

Sylvia Boj revolutionized drug screening using organoids.

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James Wells

James Wells invented PSC-derived gastrointestinal organoids.

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Sofie Pattijn

Sofie Pattijn started a company to support immuno-oncology research.

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Cedric Bardy invented BrainPhys™ for active neuronal cultures.

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Robert Liwski

Robert Liwski standardized histocompatibility testing protocols.

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Suzan Imren

Suzan Imren found a way to optimize the use of cord blood HSCs for transplantation.

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The discoveries you make aren't just a footnote to our products, they are the motivation. Because as Scientists Helping Scientists, our vision, mission and our whole way of being stem from one goal: to advance science.

Peer Review Update

Three skeptical scientists have arrived in our headquarters to determine whether we are truly who we say we are, Scientists Helping Scientists. Meet our peer reviewers and stay tuned for their verdict:

Amy Stone, PhD
Amy Stone, PhD
Senior Fellow | University of Washington, United States

Amy has studied infectious diseases for her graduate and postdoctoral training, focusing on the innate host defenses to RNA viruses. She currently uses systems biology to learn more about how humans defend against these viruses hoping to harness those defenses for novel therapeutics. Amy also has a passion for teaching and outreach, leading the Education Core at her Center in the University of Washington's School of Medicine. We spoke to Amy and learned that she wants to be part of this peer-review committee to contribute in a meaningful way to resolve the reproducibility crisis currently plaguing bioscience.

Craig Ayre, PhD
Craig Ayre, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow | Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, Canada

Craig completed his doctoral work on B cell extracellular vesicles, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute in Moncton, New Brunswick. He works as a team member investigating the use of extracellular vesicles for their diagnostic and therapeutic potential in different cancers. During our conversation, Craig shared that he is interested in bridging the gap between the perceptions surrounding academic vs. industry-led science through this peer review experience.

Fiona Frame, PhD
Fiona Frame, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate | University of York, United Kingdom

Fiona Frame's research uses primary prostate epithelial cells derived from patient prostate cancer tissue. She uses these cells as a clinically relevant model of current disease to study therapy resistance. She is passionate about the need for collaborative working between clinicians, patients and scientists in order to progress cancer research. During our conversation with Fiona, she shared that grants used to fund prostate cancer research are frequently based on donations from people touched by the disease. When reagents don’t work, they affect more than just the experiments and a simple product replacement is not enough. Fiona expressed that she wants to learn about the support STEMCELL is able to provide to the scientific community.

Scientists Helping Scientists™

At STEMCELL, science is our foundation. It is our purpose, our vision and our culture. With the majority of our employees holding science degrees, we are scientists. This is why we celebrate scientific discovery, and why we support science communication and training. Above all, it is why we are committed to data and transparency. No hype, no buzzwords. Just science. Just curiosity, knowledge, truth and integrity.
Just Scientists Helping Scientists.