Randall T. Moon is director of the University of Washington's Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, and a co-founder of Fate Therapeutics. He received his B.A. degree in Biology at New College, Sarasota, FL, and his Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Washington. After completing his postdoctoral work in molecular biology at Caltech, he joined the faculty of the University of Washington. He is presently a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and Director of the Center for Developmental Biology. His research focuses on the functions and mechanisms of action of Wnt signal transduction pathways during embryonic development and in human disease.
The Obama campaign, and subsequently his administration, had been hinting for a long time that it would allow researchers to use federal funds to study human embryonic stem cell “lines” which... Read more »