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Susan J. Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Stomatology, Anatomy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Obstetrics Gyncology and Reproductive Sciences and Faculty Director, Biomolecular Resource Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Fisher received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Hope College, Holland, Michigan, and her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. She joined UCSF as an assistant professor in 1982. Susan Fisher's research spans several disciplines including stem cell biology.

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Dr. James Battey, Chair of the NIH Stem Cell Task Force
Dr. Battey earned a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Following residency training in pediatrics at Stanford, he received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Philip Leder. Dr. Battey came to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 1983 as a Senior Staff Fellow and then Senior Investigator with NCI. In 1988, he moved to the NINDS as Chief of the Molecular Neuroscience Section and in 1992 returned to NCI to head the Molecular Structure Section of the Laboratory of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Battey was appointed Director of Intramural Research for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) in 1995 and chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 1996. He was appointed Director for NIDCD in 1998. Dr. Battey's laboratory focuses on the molecular genetic analysis of biologic responses mediated by mammalian bombesin-like peptides and their receptors.

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