Stem cells are the building blocks of our bodies. Pluripotent stem cells give rise to all the cells of our organs during embryonic development, and adult stem cells generate new cells to replenish lost, damaged, or old tissue throughout life. Failure of these processes leads to a range of devastating diseases.
Researchers at the Black Family Stem Cell Institute are working to understand how pluripotent and adult stem cells function, and to harness stem cells to repair tissues, model human diseases, and develop new therapies.
The cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical research carried out by our scientists forms an essential platform for developing new drugs and cell-based therapies that are rigorously tested for safety and efficacy, bringing life-changing benefits to patients.