We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.
Ever wonder what an induced pluripotent stem cell looks like? Stop by 2001 6th St SE and look up! The new Driven to Transform Health Care window graphic has been installed. At the bottom, the blue and green structure is an induced pluripotent stem cell that has been instructed to become a neural cell.
The University depends on the wide array of skills of its scientists. The original image below was taken by expert microscope photographer Megan Riddle. It takes serious skills to get a picture of a cell that can be enlarged to 12 feet high!
Our Education Programs
The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:
In the News
Pharmaceuticals and diagnostics
Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Anthrax and Other Infectious Diseases
Inventors: Bruce Blazar, Suzanne Brandt, Thomas Kozel, Julie Lovchik, C. Rick Lyons, William Murphy, Ann Percival and Peter Thorkildson
Non-static Suspension Culture of Cell Aggregates
Inventors: Wei-Shou Hu, Yonsil Park and Kartik Subramanian
For more information on licensing pharmaceuticals and diagnostic technologies, contact Rajesh Udupa.
The safety and uses of stem cell therapy are being reviewed by the FDA at open meetings on September 12-13, 2016. View meeting information here. Read "Cell-therapy rules stir debate" by Heidi Ledford published at Nature.com to learn more.
View the meeting live at: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live_19816&bhcp=1
Stem Cell Institute faculty member Paolo Provenzano, PhD, will lead one of two projects as part of an $8.2 million, 5-year National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant, “Center for Modeling Tumor Cell Migration Mechanics.” The University of Minnesota is one of five new centers added to the Physical Sciences Oncology Network (PSOC) this year. This network meets regularly and works collaboratively to advance research more effectively. The University of Minnesota center is led by David Odde, PhD, as Center MPI (also a project leader) along with David Largaespada, PhD, and Steven Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, at the Cleveland Clinic.