Year 4

This fiscal year, the training grant funded the stipends of 6 postdoctoral trainees, enabling them to receive training in human stem cell biology relevant to regenerative medicine. Projects included skeletal muscle stem cell renewal, use of stem cells to understand the development basis of bipolar disorder and create new tools to diagnose the disease, and development of drugs for blood vessel regeneration. Overall, the program supported the training of a new generation of stem cell researchers, some with clinical training, and also expanded the ability of our research laboratories to engage in regenerative medicine and create the researchers of the future.