Providing a unique Masters program in Stem Cell Biology and pre-doctoral trainee support

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Performing collaborative research in stem cell biology, developmental biology, cell and tissue engineering with a view towards therapeutic potential

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Promise of Stem Cells

Offering resources to patients and community stakeholders about stem cell biology and regenerative medicine

Brenda Ogle

Director Brenda Ogle, PhD

For twenty years, we have brought together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.

Hurler's Syndrome is caused by a mutation in a gene (IDUA) that encodes an enzyme that is responsible for clearing cellular waste products, and hence prevents accumulation of toxic byproducts of cellular function.


Walter Low, SCI faculty member, Ling Li, and Maxim Cheeran received a 5-year NIH grant to study the acute and long-term impact of SARS-CoV2 infection on cognitive function and neuropathology in mice.


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