Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute partners with the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine to fund research projects related to maternal and child health.
Stanford has been a leader in stem cell research for the past quarter-century. In 2001, Stanford University School of Medicine unveiled a plan to create five new translational institutes of medicine, one of which is the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. The institute was established in 2002 to build on Stanford’s leadership in stem cell science and to set the foundations for the creation of a new field of science: regenerative medicine. Under the direction of renowned stem cell researcher Dr. Irving Weissman, the institute is devoted to exploring how stem cells create other stem cells, the mechanisms by which stem cells are regulated, and how they develop into specialized cells. The ultimate goal is to translate this knowledge into dramatic new medical therapies for some of the world’s most serious and intractable afflictions. Finally, as part of Stanford School of Medicine, the institute is dedicated to training the next generation of stem cell researchers.