Profiles of Women Working In STEM

Ann Tsukamoto

Scientist and Stem Cell Researcher


Dr. Ann Tsukamoto and her colleagues were the first scientists to identify and isolate blood-forming stem cells. Patented in 1991—the first of 12 patents related to her research—Tsukamoto has furthered the understanding of the circulatory systems of cancer patients, inching the field ever closer to a cure. Her current work with Stem Cells, Inc. involves the isolation of liver and neural stem cells as they pertain to a variety of diseases.

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