Our mission is to find cures for human diseases.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists are working together across Harvard schools, centers, and teaching hospitals, harnessing the power of stem cells to change medicine for the better.
Out with the Old (Neurons), In with the New
New research from the lab of HSCI Principal Faculty Jeffrey Macklis finds that just a few thousand neurons orchestrate evolutionarily advanced forelimb and digit dexterity.
Mutant Protein Switches Sides in Melanoma
A recent discovery of a new mechanism that influences melanoma development, led by HSCI Executive Committee Chair Len Zon, could have wide implications for other cancers.
HSCI has been breaking down barriers to collaboration in stem cell science since 2004. We provide fertile ground for more than 350 research faculty and their labs, across the university’s schools, centers, teaching hospitals, and partner companies, to share knowledge and pursue bold new ideas.
With Harvard as a wellspring of discovery and a strong network that embraces new ways of working, we are better equipped than ever to change human health in ways that will benefit all of society.