Stem Cell Biology and Organismal Development
Stem cells are precursor cells that have the capacity to self-renew and to generate multiple mature cell types. Stem cell research has paved the way for the transformative potential of regenerative medicine. By harnessing the power of stem cells to repair or replace tissues that are damaged by trauma or disease, the promise of regenerative therapies is making its way into the clinic. Researchers in the Stem Cell biology research stream study the fundamental mechanisms that govern stem cell function, investigate the new therapies for heart disease, lung disease, muscle disease, multiple sclerosis, vision loss, diabetes, stroke, septic shock, and brain and spinal cord injury.