VIDEO: Stem cell research facility to open at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Posted: June 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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Some of the automated sampling equipment in the Rensselaer Stem Cell Research Center in Troy. Some of the automated sampling equipment in the Rensselaer Stem Cell Research Center in Troy. (Mike McMahon / The Record)

By Danielle Sanzone dsanzone@troyrecord.com Twitter.com/DanielleSanzone

State Department of Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, left, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, right, announce the opening of the Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research during a forum at the colleges Troy campus Friday. (Mike McMahon / The Record)

TROY During a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute forum on Friday, dozens were able to see their first baby picture: a single cell that eventually multiplied, in part due to stem cells, into an organism with trillions of cells.

That, to me, is the most amazing thing in the study of biology, said Glenn Monastersky, director of the Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research.

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VIDEO: Stem cell research facility to open at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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