Regenerative Medicine is a rapidly growing area of biomedical research that encompasses many fields of science and medicine. The field encompasses numerous strategies including stem cell research, tissue engineering (TE), cellular therapies, gene therapy, and biomedical devices to address tissue/organ insufficiency.

The concentration in Regenerative Medicine (RM) offers a unique educational and research experience for students pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. drawn primarily from four graduate school tracks (Biomedical Engineering, Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology, Molecular & Cellular Bioscience, and Neuroscience); students in all biomedical sciences graduate programs are eligible to pursue the concentration.

The RM concentration will provide multi-disciplinary education and research training in the scientific principles and clinical applications of RM including stem cell biology, biomaterials, gene therapy, nanotechnology, imaging, and enabling technologies and tissue/organ engineering. The RM concentration offers a balanced combination of theory and practice; and can serve either as a preparation for a PhD or as a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right.

Educational Objectives and Goals

Course Requirements for MS students:

  • Regenerative Medicine Immersion: Fundamental Principles and Clinical Applications (2 credits – Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine I (3 credits - Graded)
  • Advanced Topics in Regenerative Medicine (3 credits - Graded)
  • Regenerative Medicine Journal Club (1 credit - Graded)
  • Research thesis completed in the laboratory of Regenerative Medicine Program faculty (6 credits)

Course Requirements for PhD Students:

  • Students must complete coursework with a B grade or higher, pass their written proposal and be admitted to candidacy
  • Regenerative Medicine Essentials: Fundamental Principles and Clinical Applications (2 credits – Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine I (3 credits - Graded)
  • Advanced Topics in Regenerative Medicine (3 credits - Graded)
  • Regenerative Medicine Journal Club (1 credit - Graded)
  • Research dissertation completed in the laboratory of Regenerative Medicine Program faculty (6 credits)

GPA Standard All students must achieve a B (3.0) or higher GPA in each course and cumulative.

Certification of Completion for MS students: The Regenerative Medicine Concentration Director or co-Director will certify completion of the requirements for the concentration.

Certification of Completion for PhD students: The Chair of the student’s thesis committee will certify completion for the requirements for the Concentration – requires signature of Program Director for final approval.