A stem cell researcher right here in Iowa is proving that advances in adult stem cell research are both ethical and advantageous.
Dr. Alan Moy, MD, is founder of the John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute (JP2SRI), which focuses on adult and cord blood research and education. JP2SRI’s mission is to advance research and education on stem cells in a manner consistent with pro-life bioethics.
The Institute was named for Pope John Paul II, who called for a “Culture of Life” and maintained that advances in science and biotechnology must never ignore the dignity of the human person.
Dr. Moy has serious credentials. He is a practicing physician, in addition to being a physician-scientist. His previous academic appointments include the University of Iowa College of Medicine and the College of Engineering, where he is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor. He is also founder and president of Cellular Engineering Technologies Inc., an Iowa based biotech company.
Coralville-based JP2SRI’s vast research includes studies on lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Expansion of JP2SRI could create more jobs and internship opportunities in Iowa.
JPII’s website is a great resource for info on the ethics embryonic stem cell research, and human cloning. Visit JPII at: www.jp2mri.org