The Gates Institute supports the Graduate Program in Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development (CSD) directed by Jeff Moore, Ph.D. This combined program is based on the premise that although medical use of stem cells holds great promise for treatment of human diseases and birth defects, to advance the use of stem cells in the clinic scientists must continue to pursue fundamental discoveries as to how cells function and how cells in embryos form the different tissues of the body.
As explained by Dr. Appel, former director of the CSD program, “CSD students and faculty have common interests in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie development, disease, stem cell biology and regeneration—a common curiosity that promotes extensive interaction among labs and creates a fantastic intellectual environment.”
The program helps attract and train talented candidates in the regenerative medicine field. More information can be found here.