The first cross-school department in Harvard University’s history, HSCRB has a unique commitment to educating a broad spectrum of students, from undergraduates, to graduate and medical students. This spring, the department celebrates its ten-year anniversary.

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HSCRB Faculty Position Open  

Harvard University seeks to hire multiple junior faculty members (basic scientists or physician scientists) for tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.

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Arlotta and Quadrato

Next generation brain organoids 

Paola Arlotta, PhD, and postdoc Giorgia Quadrato cultured brain organoids for more than nine months - longer than any other lab to date.

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McCarroll (left) and Eggan (right)

Safer stem cell lines

Kevin Eggan (right) in collaboration with Steve McCarroll (left) identified mutations that stem cell lines aquired in culture.  

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The ultimate goal of HSCRB’s research, whether it is focused on the most basic level of cellular development or on screening chemical compounds for potential drugs, is combating disease and tissue degeneration and improving human health. Research is conducted in our state-of-the-art new laboratories in Cambridge, and in one of Harvard’s affiliated world-class hospitals.

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HSCRB is the academic home of 20 faculty and over 350 stem cell scientists conducting research on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campuses as well as Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Broad Institute. Over 200 HSCRB scientists conduct work in the Bauer-Fairchild laboratories in Cambridge.

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Upcoming Events



Featured Event

​​​​​​HDRB Class of 2017

Graduating HDRB concentrators celebrate the end of the school year with family, friends, and faculty. 

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HSCRB administrators are dedicated to achieving the Department’s goals in research and education. We support faculty in their roles as scientists, teachers, and University leaders. We support students’ efforts to learn and grow through coursework, lab experiences, and advising. We help each other in labs and offices throughout the Department and University to create a productive, supportive, and collegial work environment.

Please stop by the Administrative Suite in the Bauer Laboratory Building so we can introduce ourselves.

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