Invited Members: Circle of Stem Cell Institutes and Centers

The ISSCR recognizes the following stem cell institutes and centers that adhere to widely shared principles that call for rigor, oversight, and transparency in all areas of practice to ensure research is conducted with scientific and ethical integrity and that new therapies are evidence-based.

To learn more about these institutes, please visit their web sites, listed below.

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Boston Childrens Stem Cell Program

Black Family Stem Cell Institute
Director: Sarah Millar, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1425 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029 USA

Boston Children’s Hospital
Director: Leonard Zon, MD
One Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA 02115 USA

Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors
Regenerative Medicine Institute

Director: Clive Svendsen, PhD
Pavilion, Eighth Floor
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA
Contact: +1-310-248-8072



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Custom Center for Stell Cell & Organoid Medicine
Director: Aaron Zorn, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
240 Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229 USA

Gladstone Institutes Science Overcoming Disease
Director: Deepak Srivastava, MD
1650 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158 USA

Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology
Director: Mitinori Saitou, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty of Medicine Bldg. B, Kyoto University Yoshida-Konoe-cho, 
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan



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Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells UC Santa Cruz
Director: Co-Directors: Professor Lindsay Hinck, PhD, and Professor Camilla Forsberg, PhD
Santa Cruz, California, USA
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Austrian Academy of Sciences

Director: Juergen Knoblich, PhD
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Austria


Institute of Molecular Embryology Genetics
Director: Hitoshi Niwa, M.D., Ph.D.
2-2-1 Honjo, Chuno-ku, Kumamotoo 860-0811, Japan


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Lund Stem Cell Center

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Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Director: Charles Murry, MD, PhD
850 Republican Street
Box 358056
Seattle, WA 98109 USA

Lund Stem Cell Center 
Director: Johan Jakobsson, PhD
Lund University
BMC B10, Sölvegatan 19
221 84 Lund, Sweden

McEwen UHN Stem Cell Institute
Director: Gordon Keller, PhD
101 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7 Canada




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Neural Stem Cell Institutes
Director: Sally Temple, PhD
One Discovery DriveRensselaer, NY 12144 USA
Tel: 518 694 8188
Penn IRM Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Director:  Ken Zaret, PhD
PhD3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA


San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy
 Director: Luigi Naldini, MD, PhD
Via Ongettina 58, 20132 Milano, Italy




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Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center
Director: Timothy Kamp, MD, PhD
8459WIMR II, 1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705 USA

UCSF Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Director: Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD
35 Medical Center Way
San Francisco, CA 94143 USA

The University of Melbourne Centre for Stem Cell Systems
Director: Christine Wells, PhD
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010, Australia





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USC Stem Cell
Director: Andrew P. McMahon, PhD, FRS
1425 San Pablo Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90033 USA

Center of Regenerative Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Directors: Angela Bowman, Farshid Guilak, PhD, and Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, PhD
4515 McKinley Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110 USA
Twitter: @wustlcrm

Yale Stem Cell Center
Director: Haifan Lin, PhD
10 Amistad Street
P.O. Box 208073 
New Haven, CT 06520-8073 USA