In March, Harvard University took preventive measures to limit the number of people interacting, including those in research laboratories. HSCRB labs have been in hibernation mode since then, with only the most essential functions being maintained by designated individuals. In May, the University announced its research laboratory re-entry plan. The department has been working with others across the School and University to prepare for re-entry in fidelity with federal, state, local and University policy and requirements.
Combating disease and tissue degeneration and improving human health.
This is the ultimate goal of HSCRB’s research, whether it is focused on the most basic level of cellular development or screening chemical compounds for potential drugs. Our mission is to push the frontiers of stem cell and regenerative biology, illuminating the workings of human health and disease in both basic discovery and clinical settings.
The best place to learn about stem cell science, at the graduate and undergraduate level.
HSCRB is the place to learn about stem cell science at both the graduate level and the undergraduate level. We are committed to transforming medicine by cultivating a deeper knowledge of stem cell and regenerative biology, and to training the next generation to explore new frontiers in biomedical science. All of our students conduct independent research.
HSCRB by the numbers
Papers published in Cell, Nature, Science, and their high-impact sister journals
Undergraduates who conduct independent research
Collaborating local institutes and hospitals
Startup companies founded by our faculty
A new way to target resistant cancer
Harvard researchers target chemotherapy-resistant leukemia by using metabolism
The real reason behind goosebumps
Harvard scientists find that the same cell types that cause goosebumps are responsible for controlling hair growth
Supporting the national #ShutDownSTEM initiative
HSCRB paused departmental activities to reflect on systemic racism, commit to action