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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Walter Low, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Minnesota
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Systems Biology of Cardiac Remodeling
Jeffrey Saucerman, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA