Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Our Mission

The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) is committed to the ethical pursuit of basic research to unleash the enormous potential of stem cells and thereby develop therapies that improve patient health worldwide.

The Institute, founded in March 2006, consists of a world-class team of over 130 faculty conducting basic research on stem and progenitor cells. The Institute is linked by the shared commitment of the faculty to leverage this research to develop improved therapies, and cures, for patients.


In The News

Doing Our Best for Cancer - All for One, and One for All

Tony Blau

ISCRM's Co-Director, Dr. Tony Blau, recently gave a talk at TEDxTacoma focused on his Center for Cancer Innovation. Click here >>




Proteins that control energy use necessary to form stem cells

Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Julie Mathieu and Zsuzsa Agoston

ISCRM researchers, including Drs. Hannele Ruohola-Baker and Julie Mathieu, have found two proteins that control how cells break down glucose that plays a key role in forming human stem cells. Read more >>


New cell line should accelerate embryonic stem cell research

Carol Ware

UW researchers, including ISCRM's Dr. Carol Ware, have created a line of human embryonic stem cells with the ability to develop into a far broader range of tissues than most existing cell lines.


Upcoming Events

Liu Lab/Zheng Lab
Research Update
Tuesday, April 22, 2013, 3:30-4:30PM
Rooms E130A&B, 750 Republican Street

Joanna Wysocka, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and Developmental Biology, Stanford University
Associate Member, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
"Transcriptional enhancers in development, evolution and disease"
Monday, April 28, 1:30-2:30PM
Orin Smith Auditorium, 850 Republican Street
For more information >>

Laflamme Lab/Becker Lab
Research Update
Tuesday, April 29, 2013, 3:30-4:30PM
Rooms E130A&B, 750 Republican Street


Tietze Research Awards - Call for Proposals

ISCRM is pleased to share a funding opportunity made possible through the generosity of the John H. Tietze Foundation. The John H. Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Award and the Jaconette L. Tietze Young Scientist Award are awarded annually. Click here for Spring 2013 winners >>

Please see the Tietze Award Announcement for 2014 for details. The deadline for all proposals is May 5, with funding to begin July 1.