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Roddenberry Stem Cell Center

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes use stem cells to better understand, prevent, treat, and cure some of the world’s most devastating diseases. 

Stem cell and regenerative medicine research at Gladstone embodies the organization’s spirit of deep discovery and innovation and brings together scientists from across its three institutes to solve a wide range of diseases.

Gladstone strategically built a diverse community of scientific and clinical experts whose mission is to make ground-breaking scientific discoveries and bring these advances to the clinic. With expertise in stem cell biology, medicine, chemistry, and engineering, Gladstone is uniquely positioned to tackle complex problems from various angles with a highly collaborative, team-based approach.

Scientific Areas of Focus

Disease Applications

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Liver failure
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Macular degeneration

Stem Cell Laboratories

Roddenberry Center

The Roddenberry Stem Cell Center is an international powerhouse in stem cell research. Established in 2011 with a $5 million gift from the Roddenberry Foundation in honor of Eugene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, the Center operates with a vision of disrupting basic and translational stem cell science.


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