Fly Fishing People: Dr. Irving Weissman

March 11, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Dr. Irving Weissman is a world-renowned stem cell researcher whose pioneering studies in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine may help cure cancer and many other devastating diseases. “As the immediate past president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, he is immersed in one of the greatest ethical debates of this age, one that involves science, medicine, politics and religion. It is a debate in which he is greatly invested, both professionally and personally, and the stakes are high.” Anne Cantrell, MSU News Service.