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:

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, November 25, 2015 - 12:00am

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

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