Centers / Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Stem cells have the remarkable ability to turn into almost any kind of tissue- an ability that scientists hope will help the body heal itself after injury and reverse the course of many diseases. Seeing the potential in this line of research, the University of Washington formed the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM).

The Institute, founded in March 2006, consists of a world-class team of over 130 faculty from 22 departments and six institutions (including the UW) 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.