Beginning in 1995 with the first successful culturing of embryonic stem cells from non-human primates, and later with the isolation of the world’s first human embryonic stem cells, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a leader in the companion fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The research we undertake holds great promise for biomedical science and our ability to treat debilitating disease, discover new medicines and uncover the fundamental processes that lead to disease.


Our Mission

The UW–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) is an umbrella organization operating under the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Graduate School. The SCRMC provides a central point of contact, information and facilitation for all stem cell research activities on campus. The center's mission is to advance the science of stem cell biology and foster breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support and education.


Our Goals

  • Maintain UW-Madison as leader in stem cell and regenerative medicine research and application.
  • Foster increased SCRM communication within campus and beyond its borders.
  • Support SCRM research: basic, translational, clinical, bioethics, and public policy.
  • Develop educational, training and outreach programs.
  • Enhance philanthropic support.