Disease occurs when systems fail. When cells die, tissues falter and organs decline. Treating disease, then, requires fixing the parts that fail.
That is the promise of stem cell medicine: replacing malfunctioning portions of the body. It’s a promise that will revolutionize the way we treat disease — and one that the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine grows closer to fulfilling every day.
Download the case statement to learn more about our vision and goals for stem cell and regenerative medicine.
Reversing Muscular Dystrophy
Casey Childers, D.O., Ph.D., is reversing muscular dystrophy’s effects by replacing the mutated genes that cause them.
Preventing Heart Failure
Chuck Murry, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues are repairing damaged hearts by growing new heart muscle.
Senior Director for Philathropy
Improving Cancer Treatment
Pamela Becker, M.D., Ph.D., and her team are creating targeted, nontoxic cancer treatments by pinpointing cancer’s unique characteristics.
Christine Chan Anderson
Associate Director for Philanthropy
Accelerating New Treatments
ISCRM researchers are creating miniaturized kidneys, livers and hearts on computer chips as safer, faster models for testing new drugs and novel therapies.
Senior Director for Philanthropy
Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease
ISCRM researchers are studying causes of Alzheimer’s disease and using advanced technology and big data to rapidly identify treatments.
Director for Philanthropy
UW Medicine and our supporters share the optimism and conviction that we can take medicine down smarter, faster paths.