Our Mission

The Program in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology's mission is to provide an environment that will promote the use of stem cells in the study of cell biology, developmental biology, and disease. To achieve this mission the program provides the infrastructure and expertise to help investigators integrate the culture and differentiation of embryonic stem cells into their research programs. Moreover, the program is actively involved in recruiting stem cell researchers to the Medical College of Wisconsin whose programs have the potential to complement and extend existing research endeavors. The program also administers a forum for investigators whose focus is developmental biology and/or stem cell research. This weekly forum allows them to promote, share, and discuss cutting-edge unpublished findings amongst their colleagues. The program also invites renowned stem cell biologists to present their research to the Medical College of Wisconsin community on a regular basis. Finally the program is actively participating in the teaching mission of the Medical College of Wisconsin by providing an advanced Graduate level course in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology as well as presenting individual seminars in various medical student courses.


Colony of human embryonic stem cells infected with a lentivirus expressing the green fluorescent protein from Aequorea victoria

Colony of human embryonic stem cells infected with a lentivirus expressing the green fluorescent protein from Aequorea victoria



Graduate Programs

Laboratories conducting stem cell & development biology based research recruit graduate students from the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IDP) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

Developmental Biology Graduate Course (PDF)

Developmental Biology Brochure (PDF)

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12th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium - April 19, 2017

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
Madison, WI

Engineering Cells and Tissues for Discovery and Therapy


B Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison; CEO and CSO, Stratatech, Madison, WI

Rick Horwitz, PhD
Executive Director, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA

Christine L Mummery, PhD
Professor, Developmental Biology and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Krishanu Saha, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

James M Wells, PhD
Director, Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology; Director, Pluripotent Stem Cell Center; Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Peter Zandstra, PhD
University Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Bioengineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contact Us

Medical College of Wisconsin
Program in Regenerative Medicine
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

(414) 955-8261
(414) 955-6517 (fax)

Steering Committee
John Lough, PhD
Ravi Misra, PhD