SCRC Journals

razorenova_2.jpgDr. Razorenova Reflects on Nobel Award Announcement

Posted by Olga Razorenova on Oct. 21, 2019

Last week, the prestigious 2019 Nobel Prizes for contributions to science were announced. A link to the Nobel Foundation is here. The Prize for Physiology or Medicine went to William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their work and discoveries that have led to our deep understanding of the...


navied_akhtar.jpgThe 21 st Century Cures Act and Its Effect on Stem Cell Research and Therapy

Posted by Navied Akhtar on April 10, 2017

In modern day medical research, the advent of stem cells has shown immense potential and insight as a means for therapy and information regarding human physiology...



irena.jpgThe Positive Impact of Negative Data

Posted by Irina Nesterenko on February 22, 2016

The heart of scientific research is hypothesis-driven experimentation. Although we phrase the hypothesis as a relationship between variables with a predicted outcome, the rigorously-controlled experiment that follows is actually designed to disprove something — to reject the null hypothesis, which states that there is no such relationship between the tested variables...


115d904.jpgThe interface between immunology and neurobiology: Evaluating the promise of stem cells for treating Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Warren C. Plaisted on April 21, 2015

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which a patient’s own white blood cells, particularly T cells, cross the barrier that normally protects the brain and spinal cord and mistakenly attack myelin, the coating that insulates nerve fibers...


fellows_activity_dec8th.jpgPublic Speaking Tips for the Evolving Scientists

Posted on March 13, 2015

Faculty members of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI, Peter DonovanLeslie Thompson, and Ping Wang recently launched the Workshop Series for the Evolving Scientist, to provide presentation and public speaking guidance and training for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty...


neuroscience.jpgStem Cells, you were always on my mind

Posted by Ryan Lim on December 23, 2014

This blog post was written by Ryan Lim, a current pre-doctoral fellow, who wrote about his recent trip to the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC this past November. More than 31,000 people participated at this event, which has been described as, “the largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.”


demo_therapycramerlab.jpgRehabilitative Therapy & Stem Cells? What’s the Connection?

Posted by Robert Zhou on November 3, 2014

Stroke can be a very debilitating condition and patients who have been affected show better results from recovery if they are given access to higher intensity, greater duration rehabilitative therapy...



artofstemcell_logoflyer.jpgThe Art Of Stem Cells: An inner look from the curator herself. . .

Posted by Leslie Davis on October 3, 2014

This blog post was written by Leslie Davis, the curator of The Art Of Stem Cells. She explains her inspiration to curate an art exhibit that brings together two distinct worlds of art and science. The Orange County Contemporary Art (OCCCA) exhibit is part of a growing SciArt culture where artist and scientist are brought together.


new-headshot-december-2013-small.jpgWelcome to the UCI Stem Cell Research Center’s Blog!

Posted by Randal Berg on September 30, 2014

Since this is an inaugural blog, I would like to first introduce myself, Randal Berg, MBA, PhD as the current Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at the UCI Stem Cell Research Center (SCRC). I am excited to have joined a team filled with passionate scientists and staff members who are working tirelessly to find treatments and cures for some of the most devastating diseases of our time...