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Director , Spinal Cord Research & Education Foundation
biochemistry and molecular biology
Laurance Johnston Laurance Johnston, PhD is a former division director of the National Institute of Health as well as a former director of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America. He has written many articles on therapies that expand the disability healing spectrum and is the author of Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury: Beyond the Banks of the Mainstream.
- Laurance Johnston, Ph.D.
Former Division Director, National Institutes of Health Former Director, Spinal Cord Research & Education Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Laurance Johnston, PhD
Laurance Johnston, PhD Laurance Johnston obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). He became a regulatory scientist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and later Director, Division of Scientific Review, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH). After leaving NIH, he assumed the directorship of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundations, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Supported by PVA, Dr. Johnston currently researches and writes about various alternative, complementary, or innovative therapies that expand the healing spectrum of people with spinal cord injury. He has been invited to speak at national and international meetings and is listed in Who's Who in America.
This week we are proud to present Dr. Laurance Johnston, former National Institute of Health executive and now one of America's leading sources of information about alternative therapies.
He was kind enough to donate this paper to our website on Influencing Stem Cell Treatments. Thank you Dr. Johnston! Stem-Cell-Influencing Therapies Laurance Johnston, Ph.D., MBA (Adapted from article appearing in October 2006 Paraplegia News) A former FDA Regulatory Scientist, National-Institutes-of-Health division director, and director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Dr. Laurance Johnston has written extensively on various therapies that expand the healing spectrum of people with disabilities, ranging from the ancient wisdom of Eastern Medicine to state-of-the-art stem-cell therapies. He is the author of Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury: Beyond the Banks of the Mainstream and has been listed in Who's Who in America for many years.
Dr. Laurance Johnston, in his search for function-restoring therapies for spinal cord injury (SCI) or dysfunction, has visited numerous stem cell research programs emerging throughout the world.
As a continuation of these efforts, he recently traveled to China to check-out Beike Biotechnology's stem-cell treatment program. This week we are proud to present Dr. Laurance Johnston, former National Institute of Health executive and now one of America's leading sources of information about alternative therapies. He was kind enough to donate this paper to our website on Influencing Stem Cell Treatments. Thank you Dr. Johnston!