Hwang celebrates Yale Stem Cell Center 10-year anniversary

Sen. Tony Hwang on Nov. 10 joined his friend Dr. Haifan Lin, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology and Director of Yale Stem Cell Center, along with prominent medical researchers from across the nation to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Yale University Stem Cell Center and to celebrate its medical accomplishments.

Yale University leadership, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro also offered words of praise and support.

“I am so proud to celebrate Connecticut’s world leadership in stem cell innovation and research, and I am honored to be joined by so many amazing and brilliant scientists to celebrate the Center’s first decade,” said Sen. Hwang, who is co-chair of the legislature’s bipartisan Life Sciences Caucus.  “The work done here improves medical care and the quality of life in our community.  It also provides and economic multiplier effect for high-value jobs and business growth.”

Sen. Hwang said his focus at the State Capitol continues to be on policies which spur scientific research and grow jobs in the state’s bioscience industry.

“The Center’s existence is a win-win for Connecticut,” Sen. Hwang said. “High-tech jobs are being created, biotech spinoff companies have emerged, and our state’s status as a leader in scientific research has been bolstered.”

“Our shared goal here in Connecticut must be to establish a thriving ecosystem of new businesses and high value jobs,” Hwang added. “Yale Stem Center is one of many success stories in Connecticut, and we must pass pro-growth policies in Hartford to ensure future success stories.”

Sen. Hwang can be reached at 800-842-1421 and at [email protected] Sen. Hwang represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.

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