Deepak Srivastava, M.D.
Baker Institute Nonresident Scholar for Biomedical Research Policy
Younger Family Director and Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Welcome and Introduction
Neal F. Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
7:45 am — Breakfast
8:00 am — Presentation
Stem cells and regenerative medicine are exciting and emerging fields of biomedical research. Proposed applications include treating conditions such as blindness, diabetes and heart disease. Regenerative medicine could also help heal failing organ systems and replace damaged tissue. While these fields hold great promise for medicine, external factors limit and, in some cases, stall research. Ethical controversies surrounding human embryonic stem cells, policy issues affecting federal and state funding and regulation, and economic pressures all play a role in determining the future of research.
Baker Institute nonresident scholar Deepak Srivastava will explore the current and future potential of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Following his presentation, he will discuss policy challenges and opportunities with Baker Institute senior fellow Neal Lane.
The event is sponsored by the Science and Technology Policy Program and the Health Policy Forum at the Baker Institute.