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$5 Million CIRM Award
Community Lecture October 5th
Stem Cell Stories

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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Research areas, available resources and clinical trials


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See the latest news, videos and upcoming events



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

Pushing Stem Cells Around for Therapeutics

7:00 PM Pacific Time

Stem cells and aging - Can we stop the hands of time?

7:00 PM Pacific Time

Modeling Adult-Onset Neurodegenerative Disorders

11:00 AM Pacific Time

9th Annual Stem Cell Science Symposium

9:00 AM Pacific Time


Dr. Acharya Awarded CIRM Grant

Irvine, Calif. - Aug. 24, 2021 – Dr. Munjal Acharya has received a $1M grant to investigate a treatment to reverse radiation-induced brain injury using stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles.

First Experiment Run on Helios

Irvine, Calif. - Jul. 8, 2021– On April 27, the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center flow cytometry core launched its newest instrument, the Helios mass cytometer.

Transplant Biomaterial Developed

Irvine, Calif. - Jun. 3, 2021 – Research team led by Jonathan Lakey, Ph.D. has developed a biomaterial for pancreatic islet transplants that doesn’t trigger the body’s immune response.