Date(s) - 04/12/2018
7:00 pm

Buena Vista Community Center

Collegiate Peaks Forum Series

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

Dr. Steven Dow, Director of CSU’s Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine, to Present “Stem Cell Therapy Today: Separating Reality from Hype” at Buena Vista Community Center, 12 April 2018.

Sponsored by Buena Vista Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Steven Dow, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) at CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will present the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series Lecture “Stem Cell Therapy Today: Separating Reality from Hype” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the Buena Vista Community Center. The lecture is free to the public and refreshments will be served. The Buena Vista Community Center is located at 715 E. Main Street, Buena Vista, CO. Dr. Dow’s is sponsored by the Buena Vista Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Dow will provide an informal overview of stem cell therapy, including discussion of state-of-the-art technologies for regenerative medicine. He will share his insights about the field’s future in terms of new developments and clinical trials as well as explore what is currently being offered as “stem cell therapy” in U.S. clinics and what we can realistically expect from FDA approved, as well as unapproved, therapies.  

Dr. Dow received his B.A. from the University of Virginia. His DVM is from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in clinical science and Ph.D. in comparative pathology are from Colorado State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in T cell biology and tumor immunology at National Jewish Hospital in Denver.

Dr. Dow’s research focuses on stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine treatments for diseases of humans and companion animals, including chronic organ failure and chronic bacterial infections. He directs a research program in tumor immunology/immunotherapy and tumor vaccines at the CSU Animal Cancer Center. His laboratory, the Dow Laboratory for Immunotherapy Studies at the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine, is currently studying the immune modulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and the use of MSC to treat chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, and chronic wound infections in dogs and cats.  More recently, the lab has also begun developing induced pluripotent stem cell lines (iPSC) from canines, felines, and equines for use in regenerative medicine studies. Dr. Dow’s research has resulted in more than 170 scientific publications.  He will incorporate discussion of stem cell studies conducted in his laboratory into his lecture.  

Please join us for this enlightening, free lecture! The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series, in its 16th year, is a free lecture series with presentations in Leadville, Buena Vista, and Salida. For more information about the CPFS, visit

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