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Regenerative medicine innovator, entrepreneur giving seminars Oct. 25-26

Oct. 15, 2018

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • Head of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center offers two free seminars
  • Seminars scheduled for Oct. 25, 26 at Fayetteville campus
  • Seminars are open to the public, no cost to attend.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A researcher currently working on exosome therapy for brain injuries and whose innovations and entrepreneurship have led to 16 patents, will be giving two seminars Oct. 25-26 at the University of Arkansas’ Fayetteville campus.

The first seminar by Steve Stice, director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia, is sponsored by the Department of Animal Science King Visiting Scholar Program. He will be speaking at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in Hembree Auditorium, AFLS E107. His talk will be titled “Animal induced pluripotent cell for gene modification, vaccine production, and evolutionary selection in a dish.” 

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“Animal Science is excited to host Dr. Stice,” said Mike Looper, Animal Science Department head for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “His innovative and entrepreneurial research has enhanced the lives of both humans and animals. Anyone that attends his seminars will leave with a greater understanding of science’s impact on health. We extend our appreciation to the King Visiting Scholar Program for their generous support of Dr. Stice’s visit.”   

Stice's second seminar is sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series and will be at 11:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in BELL 2286. The talk will be titled “Neural Exosomes deliver intrinsic and extrinsic therapeutics to site of injury in the brain."

Both seminars are free and open to the public.

In addition to directing the Regenerative Bioscience Center, Stice is the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar endowed chair, DW Brooks Distinguished Professor, and co-founder of several biotech start-ups, including ArunA Biomedical; the first company to commercialize a stem cell product used to facilitate approval of Pfizer's current cognitive enhancing pharmaceuticals.

Stice, a 30-year veteran researcher in bio-manufacturing technologies and regenerative medicine, is world-renowned for developing the first human pluripotent stem cell which has led to 16 U.S. patents in stem cells, cloning and regenerative medicine, including the first U.S. patent on animal cloning and therapeutic cloning from adult animal cells. Stice continues to add to his first-to-market innovations. Working in collaboration with his startup, ArunA and RBC researchers, he is currently developing a new exosome treatment for stroke that has shown to reduce brain damage and accelerate the brain's natural healing tendencies, in two divergent animal species and two stroke types.

As an invited member, he sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Food and Drug Administration, and is serving on the Governing Committee of the first institute funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce; National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals.

Stice is the UGA academic lead in a research consortium, based in Atlanta; Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies, which was recently funded $20 million by NSF. Most recent honors include election to NAI Fellow status, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors, and the 2017 Georgia Bio Industry Growth Award. (Source: Regenerative Bioscience Center;

For more information, contact the Department of Animal Science at

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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