Peter J. Burns III: "Show and Tell"​ at UCSD with Biostar Pioneers


Global Institute of Stem Cell therapy and Research  (GIOSTAR) is the world’s leading stem cell research institution based in San Diego, California and has been involved in stem cell research for over 18 years.  The Chairman and Cofounder of GIOSTAR, Dr. Anand Srivastava has been associated with leading universities and research institutes of USA. In affiliation with the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the University of California Irvine (UCI), Salk Research Institute, San Diego,Burnham Institute For Medical Research, San Diego, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, has helped develop several research programs and having an extensive research experience in the field of Stem cell, which is documented by several publications in revered scientific journals.

The GIOSTAR Chairman, Dr. Anand Srivastava’s success has its root in his unique background of expertise in Stem cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, in utero transplantation of stem cell, tissuetargeting, gene therapy and clinical research. There are many scientists who can work in a narrowly defined field but few have broad and multidisciplinary experience to carry out clinical research in a field as challenging as Stem cell biology, cancer and gene therapy field. Dr. Anand Srivastava’s wide-spectrum expertise is rare in clinical research and perfectly crafted to fit ideally with the GIOSTAR projects for Stem cell transplant, cancer and gene therapy.

Yesterday, I happened to be at the UCSD-centric offices of Giostar founders, Dr. Aran Srivastava and Deven Patel re-acquainting ourselves about the possibilities of collaborating on three sweeping projects in the Stem Cell Arena. By chance, Melinda Flanagan, UCSD's International Internship Director had a cancellation of her speaker an hour into my Giostar meeting and sent a note wondering if I could fill-in.

Strongly believing in the adage that "Luck is when Preparadness Meets Opportunity, " I chanced on the willingness (and fortuidous) timing to ask the Biostar Founders to join me for "Show and Tell" at the International Intern Cohort session nearby. They graciously accepted and this is what occured....

Biostar Co-Founder Deven Patel

Flanagan, Melinda

Hi Peter and Deven,

 What a joy to meet you both, along with Dr. Srivastava today! Thank you, Peter, for inviting Deven and Dr. Srivastava to join us today. We were honored to have you all and we thank you for your fascinating presentations. I was thrilled to learn about Giostar’s ambitious efforts in the field stem cell research. I find the application of stem cells technologies the most exciting therapy on the horizon. After spending my lifetime trying to find a treatment for my father’s MS to no avail at the time, this is VERY encouraging. 


 Mindy Flanagan

Program Manager | Business Programs for International Students

UC San Diego Extension |  | 858-534-5143

By combining my efforts on behalf of Giostar's "game-changing" Stem Cell Projects with the able assistance from UCSD's brilliant International Interns (Masters and Doctorates all), I am pretty confident that we are going to be announcing some good old fashioned "Capitalism Meets Life-Changing Science" here pretty soon!

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Posted on January 10, 2019 .