Our Mission

Having fulfilled the promise of its first decade by advancing the understanding of the potential of stem cell biology, HSCI is now focused on bringing stem cell-based treatments to patients as quickly as possible. While continuing to advance scientific discovery, we are developing treatments for diseases of aging, the blood, metabolism, and neurological disorders. To accomplish this, we bring together more than 1,000 scientists in the schools and affiliated hospitals of Harvard, fund novel research, and implement new collaborative academic and industrial models.

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Public Events

2016 Jul 27

Using big data to understand rare diseases

6:00pm to 7:00pm


Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge

Midsummer Nights' Science 2016

More than one million humans have now had their DNA sequenced, providing tremendous amounts of information on the patterns of genetic variation across the human population. This talk will outline the Broad Institute’s efforts to create massive genetic databases and describe how these data can be used to understand human genes and the causes of rare, severe diseases.

2016 Sep 25

10 Years of iPSCs

Sep 25, 8:00am to Sep 27, 6:00pm


Claremont Hotel & Spa, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA

Cell Symposia

Keynote addresses by:
Shinya Yamanaka and Rudolf Jaenisch