stem cells

Professor Henry Klassen

FDA greenlights UCI clinical trial of treatment for blinding disease

A first-of-its-kind stem cell-based treatment for retinitis pigmentosa developed by UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen, Dr. Jing Yang and colleagues has received consent from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in a clinical trial.

Ashley Fong

Ashley Fong wins Grad Slam

She explains how to mend a broken heart – with stem cells – at first UCOP competition for grad students

Ashley Fong

How can you mend a broken heart?

Let Ashley Fong tell you. It’s the pitch the UCI doctoral student will make at the UCOP Grad Slam competition

UCI, UCLA awarded $8 million to launch collaborative stem cell clinic

In a first-of-its-kind alliance, UC Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and UCLA’s Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research have received a five-year, $8 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to establish a CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic.

Frances Saldaña with a photo of her family

A cause close to her heart

UCI staffer co-founds support group for Huntington’s disease research, care on campus

Thomas Lane

A test of nerves

Thomas Lane leads UCI’s efforts to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis

Researchers Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings

Science, stem cells and serendipity

Serendipity has played a great part in the careers and personal lives of Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings, the UC Irvine husband-and-wife team that has helped move stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury a giant step forward. They met as undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cummings would visit his then-girlfriend in her dorm, and […]

UCI neurobiologist Leslie M. Thompson

Promoting global stem cell research awareness

The international scientific community has declared Wednesday, Oct. 6, Stem Cell Awareness Day to celebrate both the advances already made in that area of research and the promise it holds for the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the field, UC Irvine will commemorate the day with two events.

New stem cell building a hub of hope, healing

Dedication of UCI’s Sue & Bill Gross Hall is milestone in effort to unlock stem cells’ potential and marks a milestone for the future of medicine.

Hub of healing

What excites Nan Luke about the new Sue and Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute at UC Irvine isn’t the spacious clinic or pristine laboratories, offices and meeting rooms. It’s the interaction that will take place there between patients like herself and researchers. Both are driving the effort to see if and how stem cells […]