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Annual UCI Stem Cell Symposium 2024 (Jan 17 2024)
Quarterly Newsletter

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.

What can we do for you?


Research areas, available resources and clinical trials


Learn about our clinical research and trials


Learn how you can support stem cell research at UCI


See the latest news, videos and upcoming events



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

Blood-Forming Stem Cells: Risks and Rewards

7:00 PM Pacific Time

Precision Medicine and Neurodegenerative Disease: Where Do Stem Cells Fit In?

7:00 PM Pacific Time

Molecules, Cells, and Fluids for a Healthy Brain

7:00 PM Pacific Time


Study shows how our brains can turn into smarter disease fighters

Irvine, Calif.  - Jan. 30, 2023 – Combating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases by inserting healthy new immune cells into the brain has taken a leap toward reality. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to safely thwart the brain's resistance to them, vaulting a key hurdle in the quest.

New Faculty Cohort Uses Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering to Advance Regenerative Medicine

Irvine, Calif.  - Jan. 26, 2023 – The vision for this joint recruitment effort as a way to stimulate cross campus collaboration has been realized in these faculty; the dynamic and collegial nature of the group represents the best of the SCRC and all of UCI.

UCI earns designation as CIRM Alpha Clinic with five-year, $8 million grant

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 27, 2022 – With a five-year, $8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the University of California, Irvine has earned designation as one of CIRM’s Alpha Clinics.