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.

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New collaboration with Frequency Therapeutics and U.S. Army to develop muscle regeneration technology

Feb 15. Professors Lee Rubin and Amy Wagers contribute their expertise on identifying small molecule activators and isolating muscle satellite cells

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Call for Proposals: P01 Pilot Grants 2018


Feb 13. HSCRB invites applications from PIs in the Harvard and Broad communities for pilot grant funding for 2018

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Using genetic barcodes to study blood cell development

Jan 3. In a new study, researchers led by Professor Fernando Camargo labelled blood system stem cells with genetic barcodes in order to track them during the process of natural blood production 

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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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