Alan Trounson Is The New CIRM Head

Alan O. Trounson, embryonic stem cell research and invitro fertilization specialist, from Australia, has been nominated as president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), that is at the top of California’s stem cell program worth $3 billion.

Mr. Trounson has a glorious record in research & investigation, management skills and confronting Australia's controversial politics circling embryonic stem cell research.

Trounson is well-known through-out the world for his work in stem cell investigation and human fertilization.

Initially, he entered cattle reproduction research before getting into human research. Yesterday, the CIRM’s board sanctioned his nomination collectively.

Trounson will join his new full-time job in California within the next four months. He will get an annual salary of about $475,000.

Trounson is a life scientist who is famous all-through the world. He is Professor of Stem Cell Sciences and Director, Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories, Monash University. He also founded the Australian Stem Cell Centre.

Mr. Trounson hit the headlines in 1980, with the first IVF birth in Australia. He has dedicated many years of his professional life to stem cell research. Once again, he hit the newspaper headlines in 2000, when he and his team had identified that nerve stem cells could be derived from embryonic stem cells, and this activated a huge growth in interest in stem cells to treat many fatal diseases.

Presently, he serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Genetic Policy Institute.