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.

Boston Childrens Stem Cell Program



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

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

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



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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
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
IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology,
Austrian Academy of Sciences

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


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


Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Director: Charles Murry, MD, PhD
850 Republican Street
Box 358056
Seattle, WA 98109
McEwen HUN Stem Cell Institute
Director: Gordon Keller, PhD
101 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7 




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


San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy
 Director: Luigi Naldini, MD, PhD



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Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center
Director: Timothy Kamp, MD, PhD
8459WIMR II, 1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
The University of Melbourne Centre for Stem Cell Systems
Director: Christine Wells, PhD
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010, Australia

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



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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
Twitter: @wustlcrm

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