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Aileen Anderson, PhD,  Awarded $5 Million Grant
Upcoming Community Lecture
Maksim Plikus, PhD, Explores

About Us

Today’s UC Irvine Stem Cell Research Center is a dynamic center encompassing a diverse array of interdisciplinary investigators that span the schools of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Law. Our state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum certified research and clinical building houses 23 of our 50 center faculty members.

Center faculty have obtained more than $170 million dollars in grant and foundation funds
. Our research programs include an National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored T32 training grant, state of the art shared equipment, research services programs and a seminar series.

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Community lectures, special events and opportunities to engage. Find details for future events here.

Direct to Consumer Stem Cell / Regenerative Medicine Clinics

7:00 PM Pacific Time

9th Annual Stem Cell Science Symposium

9:00 AM Pacific Time

Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare

7:00 PM Pacific Time

The Multifaceted Roles of TSC-mTOR Signaling

11:00 AM Pacific Time


Stem Cell Patch Shown to Repair Retinal Damage

Irvine, Calif. - Oct. 29, 2021– An academic-industry team led by Magdalene Seiler tested the Aivita Bio patch in lab rats induced with severe retinal damage.

Stem Cells and Spinal-cord Injuries: An Intricate Issue

Irvine, Calif. - Sept. 29, 2021– Neuroscientist Aileen Anderson explains why cell therapy to bridge severed neurons has proved more difficult than expected.

UCI receives 5-year, $5 million CIRM award

Irvine, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2021 – UCI has received a five-year, $5 million award from CIRM to support a comprehensive training program