The above image was drawn by RM IGEP students. A schematic design demonstrating how the disciplines come together to advance Regenerative Medicine.
Research in the Regenerative Medicine program covers a diverse but complementary range of topics. Traditional scientific discovery within the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Engineering share a biomedical focus and include stem cell biology, neuroscience, cardiology, vascular biology, musculoskeletal biology, nanoscience, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, polymer chemistry, and drug delivery. Parallel pursuits exploring the societal impacts and public perceptions of regenerative medicine discoveries and therapies as well as the business needs and challenges associated with the development of clinical therapies create a global understanding of the field of Regenerative Medicine. One cohesive objective of our program is the pursuit of translational research that will have a maximal impact on human and veterinary patient care and disease management. Students enter the program via their selected home department and pursue field-appropriate graduate research. In addition, they participate in a range of interdisciplinary activities aimed at enhancing the research objectives of each student and constructing a broad-based training program that will enable students coming out of the program to excel in a number of different fields, including academia, private industry, and regulatory oversight.