On November 17, 2022, Gladstone Institutes honored the 2022 Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize winner, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte.
Izpisua Belmonte is a celebrated scientist known for his regenerative medicine and aging research, as well as his work leading to improved methods of generating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In a translational leap, his group was among the first to demonstrate the potential of using genetic engineering to correct mutations in patient iPSCs for cell therapy. He was selected for this prize because of these innovations and their potential for the improvement of age-related diseases.
During the award ceremony, he gave a lecture on his award winning work.