Gene Therapy (1996) and co-editor of Source Book in Bioethics: A Documentary History (2000).

Irving L. Weissman, MD, is Karel and Avice Beekhuis Professor of Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology at Stanford University. His research encompasses the phylogeny and developmental biology of the cells that make up the blood forming and immune systems. His laboratory has identified and isolated the blood-forming stem cell from mice and has defined, by lineage analysis, the stages of development between the stem cells and mature progeny. In addition, the Weissman laboratory has pioneered the study of the genes and proteins involved in cell adhesion events required for lymphocyte homing to lymphoid organs in vivo, either as a normal function or as events involved in malignant leukemic metastases. Dr. Weissman has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the Kaiser Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, the Pasarow Award, and the Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health.



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