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Molecular Imaging Center

Advances state-of-the-art in vivo preclinical imaging and spectroscopy techniques to better understand tissue and organ function, and to make these tools available to the greater biomedical research community

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A self-service and full-service genomics facility offering state of the art equipment and cutting edge technology

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Maintains and characterizes established human embryonic and pluripotent stem cell lines, and provides laboratory space to conduct research with the cell lines

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Southern California stem cell seminar series

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The Stem Cell Channel

Stem cell science is changing medicine and our understanding of human development. The Stem Cell Channel takes you into the labs where cutting edge-research takes place, introduces you to the scientists leading the way, and breaks down how these amazing discoveries impact everyday life and health.

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Brain organiod from Muotri Lab

Stem Cell Program Faculty In The News

Clinical trials funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) includes work on so-called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), which are depicted here.(Courtesy of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine)

September 25

Commentary: Why California’s landmark stem cell agency deserves more funding

Brain organoids grown in the Muotri Laboratory at University of California San Diego in La Jolla for one month and then sent to the International Space Station. Credits: Muotri Lab/UC San Diego

September 24

Growing a Smarter Model for Brain Research in Space

Karen Christman, professor in the Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego, led the development of Ventrigel, a hydrogel to repair heart tissue after heart attacks. Credit: David Baillot/University of California San Diego

September 13

FDA phase 1 trial shows hydrogel to repair heart is safe to inject in humans—a first