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Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center Graduate Student Association (SCRMC GSA)

Who is the SCRMC GSA?

The Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center Graduate Student Association (SCRMC GSA) was initially founded in 2009 by a group of junior stem cell researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) and was previously known as the Wisconsin Stem Cell Roundtable (WiSCR).

Current Officers:

  • Austin Feeney (Palecek Lab)
  • James Rolland (Murphy and Palecek Lab)
  • Fathima Shabnam (Palecek Lab)
  • Soniya Tamhankar (Shusta and Palecek Lab)
  • Melanie Staffenson (Shusta lab)


  • To provide a casual scientific forum to foster interaction, collaboration, dialogue, and support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at UW–Madison in the SCRMC.
  • To provide outreach to educate the public about current stem cell and regenerative medicine research.

Want to get involved?

If you are interested in being involved in the SCRMC GSA, please let us know at uwstemcellroundtable@gmail.com.

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Join our email list here!

Upcoming SCRMC GSA Meetings:

The SCRMC GSA holds monthly meetings to discuss current stem cell and regenerative medicine literature or have a member present their research.

2024 Meetings 

Meetings will occur every third Thursday of each month from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Engineering Hall 2024.

Food will be provided!

Interested in presenting at a monthly meeting to practice a talk? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Wkabi1KWecFJBoQ76

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The SCRMC GSA also administers the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which aims to introduce talented undergraduate students to stem cell research with the help of a graduate student or postdoc mentor. To learn more about and apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit the SURF Program website.