Joel Glover is a Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo. He is also a Director of the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research and Norwegian Core Facility for Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Oslo University Hospital. He holds a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley (1984). His research interests include: Developmental neuroscience; Spinal cord regeneration; Brain evolution; Stem cell biology. He is now involved in the development of Norwegian national allogeneic iPS cell biobank for clinical applications.