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  James Thomson, Ví85, GRí88  

Penn alum is pioneer in stem cell research

James Thomson, Ví85, GRí88, elected to National Academy of Science

Did you know…

that Penn alumnus and prominent stem-cell researcher James Thomson, V’85, GR’88 was elected into the National Academy of Science The NAS is a society of scholars who dedicate themselves to helping the future of science, technology and engineering research, and is known to be one of the greatest honors for a scientist or engineer.  Thomson is considered a pioneer in his field and was the first to successfully culture and maintains human embryonic stem cells.

For more information, please read the press release:  http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=04292008

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Thompson last fall:  http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/news_breaking/20071120_In_the_News__James_Thomson.html

Or check your current issue of the Gazette:  http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0508/pro01.html


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