Stem Cells & Regeneration Faculty
Stem cells are unique from all other cells in that they can give rise to any and all of the many different cell types of our body. While it has long been appreciated that embryonic stem cells exist at early stages of development, it has only been appreciated recently that many adult organs also contain small niches of stem cells that serve critical roles in tissue homeostasis over our lifetimes. Faculty in our department are making key discoveries about how tissue regeneration and maintenance occur in the heart, brain, lungs, and reproductive system. See also videos below highlighting some of the exciting discoveries being driven by faculty in the Stem Cells and Regeneration research theme. Gifting and support for the important research conducted by faculty in this theme can be directed here.