Immunostaining after two weeks of differentiation of neural progenitor cells into neurons.
Credit: Neha Rani


 Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

Regenerative medicine has the potential to revolutionize medical practice, with cell therapy emerging as a powerful treatment option for a variety of insidious diseases. UC Santa Barbara is well positioned to make unique and significant contributions in stem cell research, with extraordinary enabling technologies in biomaterials, systems biology, nanotechnology, micro-processing, and bioengineering, all of which are synergistic with fundamental biomedical research efforts. Our approaches are uniquely distinct from those at California medical schools, with our emphasis on basic biological questions and engineering challenges related to stem cell research.