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.


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Our Research

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:

  • Daniel Harki, PhD

    Assistant Professor

  • Samira Azarin, PhD

    Assistant Professor

  • Susan Keirstead, PhD

    Administrative Co-Director, Assistant Professor

  • In the News

    Cover of ISSCR publication: Patient Handbook on Stem Cell Therapies
    October 29, 2015

    Patients frequently want to know how soon stem cell therapies will be available, or if a therapy they have heard about is safe. These are important questions. In response, the International Society for Stem Cell Research has published an excellent and helpful handbook: Patient Handbook for Stem Cell Therapies. It includes questions to ask when evaluating a potential therapy.

    October 26, 2015

    Drs Alison Hubel and David McKenna, grant recipients

    Drs Allison Hubel and David McKenna have received NHLBI funding to offer "Integrated Training in Development and Clinical Practice of Cell Based Therapies," a 5-year training grant that offers short courses in cryopreservation of cells, manufacturing of clinical cell therapies, hematopoietic stem cells, immunotherapy, transfusion medicine, and blood and marrow-derived stem cells for non-hematological diseases. To learn more, visit www.celltherapy.umn.edu.

    Driven to Discover Campaign
    October 5, 2015

    Regenerative medicine offers a world of new therapies for devastating and incurable disorders.The Minnesota Stem Cell Institute is making discoveries in basic, cellular, and molecular biology that will drive the progress of regenerative medicine.  Hope for a healthier tomorrow, that's what drives us to discover.

    May 22, 2015

    Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari's lab is one of 20 worldwide selected recently to receive bioprinters from a fledgling company called BioBots. This places Dr. Mortari, a Stem Cell Institute faculty member, at the vanguard of regenerative medicine research that could transform solid organ transplants, burn therapy, drug testing, and other fields of health care. 

    Photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii – Star Tribune.

    Weekly Research Conference

    Meets weekly in Room 1-110
    McGuire Translational Research Facility (MTRF, next to Lion's Research Building)
    [map] [shuttle schedule]

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:00pm

    Creating Human Organs/Cells via Gene Editing and Blastocysts Complementation

    Dr. Walter Low of Neurosurgery

    Walter Low, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    University of Minnesota

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

    Systems Biology of Cardiac Remodeling

    Dr. Jeffrey Saucerman

    Jeffrey Saucerman, PhD
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

    Genome-Epigenome Interactions in Tumorigenesis

    Keith Robertson - Mayo

    Keith Robertson, PhD
    Center for Individualized Medicine, Epigenomics Program
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN