Discoveries in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine are driving historic medical breakthroughs

Biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians all believe we are witnessing the beginning of a revolution in science and medicine, driven by an emerging understanding of stem cells. The University of Washington Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine is poised to meet this challenge, and to embrace this opportunity.

We are working to transform therapies for heart failure, neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, cancer, diabetes, hearing loss, and retinal, kidney, and liver diseases. Our scientists are conducting research using multiple approaches including pluripotent stem cell technology, gene therapy and precision medicine with the goal of developing novel therapies for diseases where there are few treatments at present.