Toronto, May 30, 2007 – Continuing California’s leadership in potentially life-saving stem cell research, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, together highlighted the depth of collaboration between Californian and Canadian stem cell research scientists. During a press conference today at MaRS Discovery District, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced collaboration between University of California, Berkeley’s Stem Cell Center and Canada’s International Regulome Consortium to coordinate research and take advantage of each institution’s expertise. Additionally, the Governor and Ontario Premier toured Dr. John Dick’s cancer stem cell research lab, where Dr. Dick is working to understand how stem cells can be manipulated. Click here to learn more about the partnership. The following photos were taken at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 Gov. Schwarzenegger speaks @ MaRS

From left: MaRS Discovery District Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, University of California President Dr. Robert Dynes, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research President and Scientific Director Dr. Thomas Hudson and Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Member Robert Klein.

Gov. Schwarzenegger tours lab @ MaRS

Gov. Schwarzenegger meets stem cell researcher @ MaRS

From left: Ontario Cancer Institute Division of Stem Cell and Developmental Biology Senior Scientist Dr. Ernest McCulloch and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. With his colleague Dr. James Till, Dr. McCulloch has made significant discoveries in the stem cell field.

For a high resolution copy of these photos please contact Rachel Cameron, Office of Governor Schwarzenegger at rachel.cameron@gov.ca.gov.

Photo Credit: Duncan McIntosh, Office of Governor Schwarzenegger.

Contact:

Aaron McLear

Rachel Cameron
916-445-4571

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