Human Stem Cell Use: Adult or Tissue Stem Cell


Interrogating Satellite Cell and Myofiber Defects and Repair in Human DMD using Single Nuclei/Single Cell RNA Sequencing of Muscle Resident Cells

Research Objective We will describe, for the first time, human muscle satellite cell, myofiber and immune cell dynamics due to dystrophin deficiency and AAV gene therapy in human muscle at single nuclei resolution. Impact These studies will elucidate satellite stem cell and myofiber defects in Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy and determine efficacy, mechanism and […]

Overcoming barriers for airway stem cell gene therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

Research Objective This research will allow the targeting of airway stem cells for long lived gene therapy for Cystic Fibrosis and for other airway diseases Impact We will overcome the barriers to accessing airway basal stem cells for gene correction for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and use a new gene correction strategy to correct >99% of […]

Ex vivo fate mapping of human lung stem cell plasticity in fibrotic disease

Research Objective This proposal will design new models to study behavior that is specific to human lung stem cells, and screen for drugs that can target abnormal stem cells in fibrotic disease. Impact This study will generate potential new therapeutic approaches to fibrotic lung diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Major Proposed Activities Development of […]

Identifying roadblocks to neural stem cell transplantation into human tissues.

Research Objective We will generate a comprehensive map of human neural stem cell differentiation profiles that will serve as a reference for enhancing neural stem cell-based therapies. Impact Our project will develop improved protocols for human neural stem cells differentiation, enhancing the fidelity, safety and robustness of future cell therapies. Major Proposed Activities Establish quantitative […]

Harnessing vascular stem cells to grow and protect the human brain

Research Objective The origins of brain vascular mural cells are unknown. This proposal will identify mural stem cells in the developing human and mouse brain and determine their impact on blood brain barrier formation. Impact Brain vascular diseases can have profound impacts on long-term neurological function. This proposal will map the stages of mural stem […]

Determining how age-specific heterogeneity of human hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocyte progenitors contribute to thrombotic disease upon aging

Research Objective Our research will determine how aging of human blood stem cells leads to dramatic increases in disorders of platelets, cells that normally prevent bleeding but form harmful clots when dysregulated. Impact Our findings have the potential to inform prevention and mitigation strategies of bleeding and clotting disorders that contribute to significant morbidity and […]

Modulation of human alveolar stem cells to promote lung regeneration and avoid pulmonary fibrosis

Research Objective Understanding regulators of human alveolar lung stem cell function will promote more normal lung regeneration after injury and avoid the nearly untreatable problem of advanced pulmonary fibrosis. Impact Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), and other chronic fibrotic lung disorders. Major Proposed Activities Modify human fibroblasts to create a supporting […]

Drivers of trophoblast stem/progenitor cell identity in human placenta

Research Objective This proposal will elucidate the mechanisms that identify a stem/progenitor cell population in the human placenta. Impact This proposal addresses our current knowledge gap on human placental development related to formation of the maternal/fetal interface during pregnancy, and placenta-associated pregnancy complications. Major Proposed Activities Identification of DNA regions, called enhancers, regulating placenta stem/progenitor […]

A phase I/II study of human placental hematopoietic stem cell derived natural killer cells (CYNK-001) for the treatment of adults with COVID-19

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Human placental hematopoietic stem cell derived natural killer cells (CYNK-001) Indication SARS-CoV-2 positive patients requiring hospital admission and have any 2 out of 3 symptoms: fever, cough, or positive disease-related chest x-ray. Therapeutic Mechanism CYNK-001 is allogenic, human placental hematopoietic stem cell-derived NK cells that express the dominant NK cells marker […]

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for ARDS (COVID positive and COVID negative)

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Novel testing of a cell based therapy (Mesenchymal Stromal Cells) for respiratory failure from ARDS. Indication COVID-19 positive or negative ARDS patients Therapeutic Mechanism It will hopefully improve oxygenation in ARDS patients and potentially decrease mortality. Unmet Medical Need There is an unmet need for more effective treatments for ARDS both […]

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