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Guillemin,

Roger, French-U.S. physician, 1924–, joint winner of 1977 Nobel Prize for work related to production of peptide hormone.
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However, the capture of stem cells with such developmental potential in vitro has been a major challenge in stem cell biology," says Salk Professor Juan Carlos Izpisua Bemonte, co-senior author of the paper and holder of Salk's Roger Guillemin Chair.
Senior study author Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in Salk's Gene Expression Laboratory and holder of the Roger Guillemin Chair said that they have developed a simple and efficient method that allows for the differentiation of human stem cells into well-organized 3D structures of the ureteric bud (UB), which later develops into the collecting duct system.
Prior to this series of experiments, most researchers in the field started from the premise that they were trying to impose an 'embryonic-like' state on mature cells," said Izpisua Belmonte, who holds the Institute's Roger Guillemin Chair.
One of the founders of neuroendocrinology, Roger Guillemin, attended the conference and presented a short historical review of the field.
Roger Guillemin (1977) was born in France, became a US citizen but did graduate studies at Universite de Montreal before receiving award at Salk Institute.