The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine was founded in 2006. Then, as now, the ISCRM story belongs to hundreds of people who were and are dedicated to writing a new chapter in human health. An undertaking of that scale cannot be launched – or even dreamt of – without a diverse and devoted community of researchers, philanthropists, public officials, and other champions.
Leading the charge were two doctors and a basic scientist who came together over a grant and built an institute that stands proudly in the birthplace of stem cell medicine. Dr. Tony Blau, Dr. Charles Murry, and Dr. Randall Moon founded ISCRM to build on a legacy and to unlock the massive potential of stem cells to turn the tide in the world’s fight against chronic disease. Here are their stories.