The BWH Regenerative Medicine Center aims to integrate the talents of engineers, physicists and mathematicians with those of biologists and clinicians. In fact, this marriage of stem cell biology with state-of-the-art engineering and nanotechnology is what makes this center unique among its competitors.
BWH has assembled a critical mass of scientists to collaboratively build on recent developments in genomics, proteomics, stem cell biology, metabolic engineering, tissue (regenerative) engineering and microsystem fabrication. These scientists make up the core of the Regenerative Medicine Center. Our investigators are involved in innovative studies to enhance prevention of a wide range of disorders, develop and implement novel targeted therapies, and improve existing treatments. Pivotal research advances by BWH investigators which have impacted the understanding of disease and treatment of patients include:
- Growth of cartilage using a polymer base
- Identification of novel way to make patient specific embryonic stem cells using unfertilized eggs in a pre-clinical model, which can then be transplanted back without immune rejection
- Development of a strategy for generating cross-linked hydrogel microstructures (water-soluble, natural polymers) that can be controlled in shape and size for use in drug delivery and tissue engineering
Our Departmental Affiliates
The BWH Regenerative Medicine Center supports transformative interdisciplinary research, engaging the talent and resources of a diverse group of investigators. Research is conducted by physicians and scientists spanning the departments of Medicine, Anesthesia, Neurology, Pathology, Dermatology, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
BWH investigators are nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions to advances in stem cell, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering research as recipients of prestigious awards, including elected members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Kuwait Prize for Sciences, the Bywaters Award from the International Society of Nephrology, the James Barrett Brown Award of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the William Dameshek Prize of the American Society of Hematology. Additionally BWH investigators hold specialized grants to conduct interdisciplinary research, including an NIH U54 research grant called SysCODE: Systems-based Consortium for Organ Design and Engineering.
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