Stem cell research at UC Berkeley is organized and coordinated by the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, a cornerstone of the University’s Health Sciences Initiative. The Stem Cell Center brings together more than 40 Principal Investigators from UC Berkeley, the Innovative Genomics Institute, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland into a creative and collaborative multidisciplinary research environment.

The mission of our center is to carry out the highest quality basic and translational research essential for the development of stem cell-based therapies.

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Ets21C sustains a pro-regenerative transcriptional program in blastema cells of Drosophila imaginal discs.Worley MI, Everetts NJ, Yasutomi R, Chang RJ, Saretha S, Yosef N, Hariharan IK.

Integrated Isogenic Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Liver and Heart Microphysiological Systems Predict Unsafe Drug-Drug Interaction. Lee-Montiel FT, Laemmle A, Charwat V, Dumont L, Lee CS, Huebsch N, Okochi H, Hancock MJ, Siemons B, Boggess SC, Goswami I, Miller EW, Willenbring H, Healy KE.

Cancer-associated POT1 mutations lead to telomere elongation without induction of a DNA damage response. Kim WT, Hennick K, Johnson J, Finnerty B, Choo S, Short SB, Drubin C, Forster R, McMaster ML, Hockemeyer D.

High-throughput 3D screening for differentiation of hPSC-derived cell therapy candidates. Muckom R, Bao X, Tran E, Chen E, Murugappan A, Dordick JS, Clark DS, Schaffer DV.

Recapitulating complex biological signaling environments using a multiplexed, DNA-patterning approach. Scheideler OJ, Yang C, Kozminsky M, Mosher KI, Falcón-Banchs R, Ciminelli EC, Bremer AW, Chern SA, Schaffer DV, Sohn LL.

Gene expression and cell identity controlled by anaphase-promoting complex. Oh E, Mark KG, Mocciaro A, Watson ER, Prabu JR, Cha DD, Kampmann M, Gamarra N, Zhou CY, Rape M.