U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer visited UC Irvine’s Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center Thursday, May 31. Boxer toured the center’s core laboratory, then briefed the media on the status of federal stem cell legislation. Joining Boxer at the event were Chancellor Michael V. Drake, Vice Chancellor for Research Susan V. Bryant, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs David N. Bailey, and stem cell center co-directors Peter Donovan and Hans Keirstead.