Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, PhD


Dr. Goldstein is a distinguished Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, as well Scientific Director of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, and Director of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center.  He received his B.A. degree in Biology and Genetics from UCSD and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Goldstein did postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado, Boulder and at MIT.  He was assistant, associate, and tenured professor at Harvard University in the Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology. Dr. Goldstein returned to UCSD as Professor of Pharmacology, Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor and then Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and then Neurosciences.  He served as Director of UCSD Stem Cell Program from 2006-2016, Director of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine since 2012, and Director of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center beginning in 2013.  His awards include a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation, and American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award, appointment as the Loeb Chair in Natural Sciences at Harvard University, election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2009 Public Service Award from the American Society for Cell Biology and the ARCS Scientist of the Year 2015 and ASCB Lifetime Achievement Fellow 2016.​