Regenerative Medicine and Transplant Programs
The integration of basic science and clinical trials
Among the most recent and notable advances in medicine, none stir the imagination and raise optimism more than those in regenerative medicine — the science of marshaling the body’s own cellular resources for restoring tissue and function. Breakthroughs in research at the Institute for Regenerative Cures at UC Davis have positioned us as global leaders.
With the ability to repair damaged tissue and develop into specialized cells and organs, stem cells have a major impact in health care now, and in the future. Research into stem cell therapies is in full motion throughout the university, and private support can help our researchers leverage funding opportunities with the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.
With your generosity and our passion for finding innovative cures, we can continue to advance our efforts to bring research and therapies to those in our own community, and around the world, in programs such as:
- The community forums — Stem Cell Dialogues — have featured Dr. Jan Nolta and her colleagues at free, public events. UC Davis has focused attention on topics ranging from cancer, blindness and organ regeneration to vascular disease and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.
- Collaborative research efforts that will provide hope for patients and their families as they conquer everything from deafness to Alzheimer’s disease to life-threatening cancers.
- Discoveries that make international headlines about the work done right here at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures.