From immunological tolerance to stem cell therapy and back: an interview with Irving Weissman. Interview by Sarah Allan

Dis Model Mech. 2011 Sep;4(5):559-61. doi: 10.1242/dmm.008532.


Irv Weissman has pursued many areas of biomedical research throughout his prolific career as a medical doctor and researcher. In this interview, he recalls his early years studying immunology in mice, and discusses the more recent challenges he has faced when attempting to develop stem-cell-based therapies with industry.

Publication types

  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Interview
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Allergy and Immunology / history*
  • Animals
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Immune Tolerance / immunology*
  • Mice
  • Stem Cell Transplantation*
  • United States

Personal name as subject

  • Irving Weissman