• The Institute for Regenerative Medicine is based in the Smilow Center for Translational Research and extends across UPenn’s campus.

  • The links between medicine, engineering and veterinary science differentiate Penn’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine from other stem cell Institutes across the country.

  • The IRM promotes discoveries in stem cell biology and regeneration to generate new therapies that may alleviate suffering and disease.

  • When our interdisciplinary research and programs bring together individuals with broad interests and diverse backgrounds, our collaborations lead to greater advances.

  • Stem cell research is critical to developing new skin tissues and, ultimately, changing the way we care for devastating wounds.

  • At Penn, we’re discovering real possibilities of future treatments for cardiac disease because we have the research and clinical expertise to make it happen.

Institute For Regenerative Medicine
  • Featured Stories

    In a newly published paper in Science, IRM member Patrick Seale and others reveal a new discovery regarding the process by which mesenchymal progenitor cells create new adipocytes. Using single-cell RNA sequencing, Seale and colleagues identified a hierarchy involving progenitor cells that express a protein (DPP4) which gives rise to two distinct types of adipocytes. This finding has potential therapeutic…

  • Featured Stories

    In a recent study published in Cell, IRM faculty members Guo-Li Ming and Hongjun Song have discovered that a specific type of stem cell generates new neurons – a finding that could lead to a better understanding of degenerative neurological conditions and injuries, as well as to therapeutic developments in managing those conditions. Click here to read more at Penn…

  • Featured Stories

    The BioEYES program, a curriculum developed by IRM Director of Life Science Outreach Jamie Shuda, Ed.D., continues to expand, bringing hands-on education in genetics and basic biology to elementary- through high school-age children. For 10 years, the program has been used by Williams College professor Martha Marvin, who trains Williams students to teach the curriculum in area classrooms. The program…