Philanthropist Bernie Marcus supports stem cell research

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Philanthropist Bernie Marcus supports stem cell research

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Bernie Marcus, co-founder of the Home Depot who is now a leading philanthropist in scientific and health initiatives, spoke last Thursday at the Life Sciences Summit put on by Georgia Bio.

Advocates who favor the development of stem cell research in Georgia have a major Republican business leader on their side.

Bernie Marcus, co-founder of the Home Depot who is now a leading philanthropist in scientific and health initiatives, spoke last Thursday at the Life Sciences Summit put on by Georgia Bio.

Marcus, and his wife, Billi, were honored at the Summit for "their commitment in support of bioscience research and medical innovation."

The Marcus Foundation has supported such organizations as the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center at Grady Hospital, the Marcus Trauma Center also at Grady, the Marcus Autism Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Shepherd Center and the Marcus Nanotechnology Building at Georgia Tech.

After his talk, Robert Nerem, director of the Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues, approached Marcus to ask him his thoughts about the use of embryonic stem cells in research.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Institute and Campus, Cancer Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Student and Faculty, Engineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences
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Bernie Marcus, GTEC, IBB, Robert Nerem
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  • Created By: Floyd Wood
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  • Created On: Nov 3, 2010 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:07pm