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Collaborative Efforts in Stem Cell/Regenerative Medicine Research

Michigan State University researchers participate in several regional and international efforts to move stem cell discoveries forward. For example, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies has been established at the University of Michigan to facilitate the collaboration of researchers from several Michigan institutions, including the University Research Corridor researchers from Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and Wayne State. The consortium members meet both formally and informally to share ideas and techniques, as well as to discuss regulatory and other barriers that they need to work through in order to be successful.

Jose Cibelli, professor of Animal Science and Physiology and director of the Michigan State University Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory, and Gloria Perez, associate professor of Animal Biotechnology, have worked closely with the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies in Seville, Spain. The main objectives of the institute are the development and translation into new therapies of the results obtained in the three research programs: cell therapy and regenerative medicine, clinical genetics and genomic medicine, and nanomedicine.