• 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 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…

  • Featured Stories

    Penn Medicine news recently covered the recent publication of a paper from the lab of IRM Director Dr. Ken Zaret. In the paper, first author Dario Nicetto and others found evidence of the process by which DNA packing affects development in early embryos. The group found that in mouse embryos–only eight days after fertilization–compacted regions along the genome increase at…