Derrick Rossi Recognized in TIME’s 2010 “People Who Mattered”

Derrick Rossi, PhD. Photo by Rachel Blumenthal/Children’s Hospital Boston.

In September 2010, the journal Cell Stem Cell released important findings by Children’s Hospital researcher Derrick Rossi, PhD. Rossi is an investigator at the Immune Disease Institute/Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, and a member of the Principal Faculty of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. His paper involved the invention of a safer method for creating pluripotent stem cells, and it received widespread coverage. For more information, please read our past coverage.

TIME Magazine recently released their 2010 “Person of the Year” issue, and Rossi is included in the special “People Who Mattered” section alongside a variety of public figures ranging from pop singers to politicians to controversial world leaders. “[Rossi’s] new method could help move stem cell–based treatments for diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson’s more quickly from the lab to the clinic,” writes Alice Park for TIME.