Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. MBP researchers study various aspects of stem cell biology, including the examination of cells that can differentiate into other cell types and self-renew to reproduce more stem cells. Stem cell research has grown out of seminal findings from two Department of Medical Biophysics professors, Drs. McCulloch and Till in the early 1960s. Regenerative medicine combines stem cell biology with approaches of molecular biology and tissue engineering. The goal is to use embryonic stem cells to generate human tissues and/or study development in a dish.
Examples of specific research topics include:
- Cancer Stem Cells
- Cell therapy
- Hemopoietic Stem Cells
- Leukemia Stem Cells
- Pluripotent Stem Cells