• 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
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    A potentially life-saving blood panel test has been identified by a research team led by IRM Director Dr. Ken Zaret and Dr. Gloria Petersen of the Mayo Clinic. Published in Science Translational Medicine, the paper details the identification of a pair of biomarkers that doctors can use to detect pancreatic cancer in its earlier stages. Currently, pancreatic cancer patients often…

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    On Wednesday, April 26, please join the IRM for Managing Cell and Human Identity, a symposium focused on the philosophical, scientific, and ethical lines drawn in current and potential research. Guest speakers include R. Alta Charo, J.D., Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies, Bioethics, and Medical Humanities at…

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    This summer, the IRM opens up for high school researchers in Philadelphia. Designed to provide high school students with an interest in stem cell biology and/or regenerative medicine an opportunity to work at the bench alongside our Penn faculty and other researchers at the IRM, the application deadline for this summer program is March 31 . Find out more about Educational Outreach…