Stem Cells in Translational Biomedicine – Information Page

Stem Cells in Translational Biomedicine – Information Page

Dr. Prasad S. Koka
Professor, Stem Cell Biology
Biomedical Research Institute of Southern California
Oceanside, California, USA

Featured Scientific Article by Dr. Prasad S. Koka
“Biomarker Discovery and Biotherapeutics Applications of Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting and Bioluminescence Light-Emitting Chromophore-Protein Complexes in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine”

This article is available via Open Access: “Biomarker Discovery and Biotherapeutics Applications of Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting and Bioluminescence Light-Emitting Chromophore-Protein Complexes in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine”


Dr. Debamitra Das
Staff Scientist
Lieber Institute for Brain Development
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr. Connie J. Eaves
Terry Fox Laboratory
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. P.V.G.K. Sarma
Head, Department of Biotechnology
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences and University
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Dr. Inger Birgitta Sundell-Ranby
Department of Anthropology
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Dr. Sarah E. Webb (Ho)
Division of Life Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Dr. Jinyun Yuan
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Stem Cells in Translational Biomedicine is a peer-reviewed book series brought to you by the editors of Journal of Stem Cells. The book series is owned and operated by Nova Science Publishers and funded entirely by purchase orders and author-optional publication services. Each installment of the book series is available in print and electronic formats and sent to all the major index houses for evaluation.

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Dr. Prasad S. Koka
Professor, Stem Cell Biology
Biomedical Research Institute of Southern California
Oceanside, California, USA

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a) Disclosure of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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