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Stem Cell Research

The Department of Neurology has a very active Neural Stem Cell Research Program headed by Jack M. Parent, M.D. Governmental institutes, national organizations, private foundations and the University of Michigan support translational and basic stem cell research studies in the following areas:

  • The use of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural progenitor transplantation for restorative stroke therapy
  • Studies of the molecular regulation and function of adult neural stem cells in the rodent forebrain
  • Studies of adult neurogenesis in animal models of stroke and epilepsy
  • Using zebrafish as a model system to study adult neural stem cells and brain repair

The program collaborates closely with other stem cell researchers at the University of Michigan http://www.med.umich.edu/medschool/hes/index.html; http://www.umich.edu/stemcell.

For additional information, please see the Neurodevelopment and Regeneration Laboratory http://www-personal.umich.edu/~parent/NeuralHome.html.