As the first cross-school department in Harvard University’s history, the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) has a unique commitment to educating a broad spectrum of students—including undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. In 2017, the department celebrated its ten-year anniversary.

immature muscle cells Hochedlinger May 2018
Reprogramming skin cells to promote muscle regeneration

May 8. Konrad Hochedlinger's laboratory has developed a new approach to produce induced myogenic progenitor cells, which promote muscle regeneration in injured mice

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Lee exercise leads to heart regeneration
Exercise leads to heart regeneration in mice

April 25. New research from Richard Lee's laboratory shows that mice make more heart muscle cells when they exercise

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Tania Fabo HDRB graduate 2018
Harvard Gazette student profile: Tania Fabo

April 23. As a graduate in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and 2018 Rhodes Scholar, Fabo will bridge research between stem cell biology and health disparities in racial minorities

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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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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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