Translational research

Diagnostics, therapies and cures


Stem cells

Studying pluripotent stem cells will help us understand more about the early stages of embryonic development


Understanding human diseases

To develop new therapies and cures


Using embryonic development

To understand human health and disease


Understanding muscle development and disease

Will lead to new therapies for muscular dystrophies


Translational research

Developing therapies for type 2 diabetes

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Defining the molecular and cellular basis of human disease

Will define new approaches to treat neurological and cardiovascular disease

The Center for Molecular Medicine’s mission is to better understand the molecular and cellular basis of human disease and to use this information to guide the development of new diagnostics, therapies, and cures.

Research areas include:

  • Use of stem cells in cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic disease
  • Human disease modeling with human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • Drug discovery
  • Tissue engineering
  • Vaccine development

Zeltner Lab

News & Upcoming Events

The Zeltner lab receives an NIH/NICHD R21 award for the project of “Generation of multilineage adrenal gland organoids using human pluripotent stem cells”

Bi lab describe new mechanisms of muscle cell development in their upcoming paper to be published in “Science Advances”. This work has implications for muscle regeneration and repair.

Congratulations┬áto Liang Zhang (Dalton lab) on his recent publication in “Cell Stem Cell” that highlights new approaches for therapeutic development to combat type 2 diabetes”.