The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is honoring Christine Mummery, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Biology, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, with the 2023 ISSCR Public Service Award. The prize recognizes the outstanding contributions of public service to the fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The award will be presented at the Presidential Symposium on 14 June 2023 during ISSCR 2023 Boston + Virtual, the world’s leading gathering of the brightest minds in stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
“Christine has made an enduring impact on the ISSCR, shaping the society and the field through her selfless dedication, leadership, and advocacy,” ISSCR President Haifan Lin, Ph.D. said. “Among her many contributions, Christine is the founding editor-in-chief of our society journal, Stem Cell Reports, and is a past president of the society. An advocate of the global stem cell field, Christine’s tireless support of women scientists has built and bridged scientific communities around the world. It is my honor and privilege to recognize Christine with this prestigious public service award.”
“I’m truly honored for this award from ISSCR, an organization that has done so much to promote worldwide collaboration on stem cells,” Dr. Mummery said.
Dr. Mummery is a superb, internationally recognized scientist in cardiovascular biology, who throughout her 40-year career has contributed pioneering work that is advancing our understanding of human cardiovascular development and disease, Her research has underpinned her pioneering studies on methods for accurately predicting toxic effects of drugs on the human heart and capturing cardiac disease phenotypes including identifying individual vulnerability. Presently, she leads the disease modeling theme in the Novo Nordisk Foundation project reNEW and the Netherlands NWO-Gravity grant, Organs-on-Chip. She also co-founded European Organ-on-Chip Society and is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Mummery currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the ISSCR.
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