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Keirstead recognized for outstanding neuroscience work

UC Irvine's Hans Keirstead will receive the 2010 Mathilde Solowey Lecture Award in the Neurosciences, bestowed annually by the Foundation…

February 17, 2010

UC Irvine’s Hans Keirstead will receive the 2010 Mathilde Solowey Lecture Award in the Neurosciences, bestowed annually by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences to recognize outstanding work in the field of neuroscience. An associate professor of anatomy & neurobiology, Keirstead (pictured) oversaw development of a therapy that last year became the first involving human embryonic stem cells to get U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval for testing in humans. The treatment helps people with spinal cord injuries. Keirstead is affiliated with UCI’s Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and Reeve-Irvine Research Center.