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

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