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Join us on the third Wednesday of every month for Stem Cel Club. Click here to view our calendar.
Click to see a full listing of IRM events for fall 2020, including Stem Cell Club, Distinguished Seminars, and our Symposium on Early Human Development.

Recent News

Research Recap: Scar skipping, filament foretelling, fracture fixing, and more

Recent preprints and publications from IRM researchers. This month: a path toward scar-less healing, physical drivers of cell fate, factors that influence fracture repair, and a method to follow a cell’s RNA through time. (Image from Plachta lab) Using an old cream to prevent new scars Mammals tend to repair wounds by forming scars. While … Continue reading Research Recap: Scar skipping, filament foretelling, fracture fixing, and more

Research Recap: Following the footsteps of metastatic cancer, blood development, and COVID-19

Recent preprints and publications from IRM researchers. This month: a new technique for tracing cancer cells back to the source, another step toward producing patient blood stem cells outside of the body, and a search for coronavirus targets in the brain that leverages insights from other viral fights. Which cancer cells go rogue? Why do … Continue reading Research Recap: Following the footsteps of metastatic cancer, blood development, and COVID-19

Jamie Shuda Wins 2020 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

Dr. Jamie Shuda and collaborator Dr. Steven Farber (Carnegie Institution of Washington) have received the 2020 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The pair was recognized for their partnership in creating Project BioEYES. The Bruce Alberts Award recognizes innovative and sustained contributions to science education. … Continue reading Jamie Shuda Wins 2020 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

Experimenting with stem cells at the bench

Working to find cellular cures for diseases.

The IRM supports initiatives to translate discoveries in stem cell science into new therapies. We offer:

  • Collaborative Research Programs
  • Grants for Innovative Ideas
  • Engaging Symposiums & Events
  • Training Workshops
  • Award-winning Outreach Partnerships
  • Scientific Communication Support

Research Programs

Epithelial Stem Cells

The cells that constitute our skin and line our organs are the first line of defense against injury and illness. These vital barriers are replenished by epithelial stem cells. IRM researchers study epithelial stem cells throughout the body to find ways to improve wound healing, heal the lungs after viral infection, reverse baldness, and more. … Continue reading Epithelial Stem Cells

Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Humans produce hundreds of billions of blood cells every day, thanks to the incredible regenerative potential of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). To create all those oxygen-carrying red blood cells and pathogen-fighting white blood cells, HSCs follow very specific development pathways. IRM researchers are exploring how to control these pathways and use HSCs to treat disease. … Continue reading Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Musculoskeletal Regeneration

Muscles, bones, and cartilage are critical to our quality of life, so maintaining musculoskeletal health from childhood to old age is incredibly important. However, injuries, aging, and disease can all undermine musculoskeletal health. IRM scientists and engineers are studying innovative ways to repair degraded tissues and are working toward solutions for muscular dystrophy, osteoarthritis, and … Continue reading Musculoskeletal Regeneration

Neurodevelopment & Regeneration

The nervous system’s capacity for growth and change underlies everything from proper mental development to the body’s coordination and movement. IRM researchers study how neurons develop in different stages of life, why the neurons in limbs regenerate better than in the brain, and how dysregulation leads to diseases including autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, and glioblastoma. … Continue reading Neurodevelopment & Regeneration

Reproductive Medicine

The cells of the reproductive system give rise to all other cells in the body. IRM researchers seek to understand the regenerative qualities of sperm and eggs and the biology of early embryos, with the goals of improving the storage of germ cells and embryos for cancer patients and creating safe, effective assisted reproductive technologies. … Continue reading Reproductive Medicine

Outreach

Sharing our science across the Philadelphia region and beyond.