Regenerative Medicine Institute
Regenerative medicine is a new and developing field that aims to restore function in diseased or aged tissues through either revitalizing existing cells or the transplantation of new cells.
The Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute (RMI) brings together research faculty and clinicians to provide a true "bench to bedside" organization.
We have five major programs of research:
(i) Brain, (ii) Eye, (iii) Pancreas and Liver, (iv) Blood and (v) Skeletal.
Work within each of these programs benefits from our core facilities with a focus on generating induced pluripotent stem cells from adult human skin samples and optimizing differentiation into various tissues of the human body of interest to the six programs. The pluripotent cells are used to both increase our understanding of human diseases through modeling, and provide a foundation for pre-clinical studies aimed at establishing and validating cellular therapeutic approaches to human illness.
- Bring together researchers and clinicians across the spectrum of departments at Cedars-Sinai to work in the area of regenerative medicine
- Provide core services and an environment that enhances this research
- Facilitate the recruitment of specialists involved with regenerative medicine
- Educate and train a new generation of clinical scientists in regenerative medicine
- Provide a central source of information on regenerative medicine through RMI's website
- Provide outreach and support to the greater Los Angeles community regarding stem cells and regenerative medicine