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Valentina Greco received the 2021 ISSCR Momentum Award

SCOKI, Illinois – The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will present this year’s ISSCR Momentum Award to Valentina Greco, Ph.D., Caroline Walsh Solomon, Professor of Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine and a member of the Yale Stem Cell Center, USA. The award is given in recognition of the exceptional accomplishments of a researcher whose innovative research has established a major area of ​​stem cell research with a strong path to future success. Dr. Greco will present her science during a special lecture on June 25 at 1:15 PM EST (13:15 EST) during the ISSCR 2021 Virtual, the world’s leading meeting of global innovators in stem cell science and regenerative medicine.

Studies from Dr. Greco’s lab redefine the scientific understanding of the complex mechanisms that regulate and regulate the position of skin stem cells and the behavior of normal and mutated cells in the epidermis under physiological challenge and with age. Its working group exploring cell biology in vivo has determined that the right place, rather than stem cells, is required for tissue growth, that position in the right place dictates the fate of the stem cells, and that the niche position exploits the elasticity of stem cells to maintain equilibrium. the disease. These breakthroughs pave the way for new concepts in mammalian regenerative biology.

“Valentina is a wonderful ambassador for the stem cell community and especially the young female scientists in our field,” said Christine Momry, President of ISSCR. “She has the confidence and skill to pursue bold new ideas. Not only is she a pioneer in living cell imaging, but she has also made many important discoveries regarding the mechanisms that regulate epithelial stem cell function. We are honored to acknowledge Valentina for her tremendous accomplishments.”

Besides her creativity and scientific talent, Dr. Greco has shown great leadership. She is deliberate in her commitment to career development and training for young faculty and members of her lab and brings tremendous enthusiasm for her work. Throughout her career, Dr. Greco has sought to find new ways to enhance her effectiveness as a mentor by pursuing education from others, and creating a strong foundation for making fundamental scientific discoveries in partnership with members of her laboratory. She shared her perspectives and experiences as a woman and an immigrant in science Stem Cell Reports, Women in Stem Cell Science, Part 1.

Valentina Greco said, “My lab and I are honored to receive this award.” Our science is inspired by past visions of amazing scientists who have paved the way for our contributions including the inspiring work of Christina Lou Celso, David Skadin, Charles Lynn and Chausi Yoshida and the ground-breaking live imaging of mammalian stem cells in blood regeneration and animal formation. Seminal. “

Valentina Greco was also awarded the Distinguished Young Researcher Dr Susan Lim ISSCR Award in 2014.

Award-winning resumes and photos are available upon request, as are interviews with ISSCR President Christine Momry.

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About the International Society for Stem Cell Research

With nearly 4,000 members from more than 65 countries, the International Society for Stem Cell Research is an eminent, multidisciplinary and science-based global organization dedicated to stem cell research and translation into the clinic. The mission of ISSCR is to promote excellence in stem cell science and its applications to human health. Additional information on stem cell science is available at Closer Look at Stem Cells, an initiative by the association to inform the public about stem cell research and its potential to improve human health.

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