Michael Yaffe

Vice President, Scientific Programs, The New York Stem Cell Foundation

Michael Yaffe is the Vice President of Scientific Programs at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) where he oversees granting activities and works to expand collaborative research programs.  He was previously Associate Director of Research Activities at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) where he led the Basic Biology team, designed funding programs and monitored research progress.  Michael is Professor Emeritus and was on the faculty at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for 23 years. His laboratory studied cell growth and subcellular structure, with particular focus on the mitochondria, the cellular power plants. His research utilized biochemical, genetic and microscopic approaches.  He also taught both undergraduates and graduate students and served for three years as Associate Dean for Education in Biological Sciences.

Prior to joining UCSD he carried out postdoctoral research at the Biozentrum, University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Michael attended the University of California, Davis and received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Harvard University.

My Sessions

Concluding Panel Discussion: The Future of Healthcare & Medicine

The Golden Gate Club

The world’s renowned visionaries in innovative healthcare technologies such as Nobel laureate Dr. Shinya Yamanaka and Dr. Daniel Kraft will discuss the future of healthcare and medicine, moderated by the New York Stem Cell Foundation’s CEO, Ms. Susan Solomon.


Panel Discussion: Leveraging Data & Living Databases

The Golden Gate Club

IT and IoT are enabling the collection, integration, and analysis of health-related data. Coupled with innovations like iPS cells and next-generation DNA sequencing, the value and importance of data – as well as emerging ‘living’ databases – in medicine and healthcare are higher than ever before. Exciting companies and organizations such as Cellular Dynamics International, […]