CESAR V. BORLONGAN, Distinguished Professor, Vice-Chairman for Research, and Director of USF Morsani College of Medicine’s Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair. His highly innovative translational “bench to clinic” research has led to FDA-approved clinical trials of cell transplantation in CNS disorders. He is an author of >370 peer-reviewed publications. He is funded by and a regular reviewer for NIH, DOD, and VA. He was the President-Elect of American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair, and International Placenta Stem Cell Society, and is an elected Fellow of AAAS and AIMBE. He was featured in The Lancet in 2008.