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The Center for Organogenesis
We are composed of an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary group of scientists at the University of Michigan whose work is directed at a common goal: to understand the basic mechanisms by which organs and tissues are formed and maintained, and to use this knowledge to create long lasting artificial organs, stem cell therapies or organ transplantation systems that will correct genetic and acquired diseases. The mission of the Center is to establish and maintain an infrastructure for the study of organogenesis at the University of Michigan by:
- Enhancing communication and information exchange among investigation (in basic, clinical and applied sciences) engaged in organogenesis-related research.
- Increasing the number and scope of interdisciplinary research projects in organogenesis.
- Designing strategies to expose students (undergraduate, graduate) and postdoctoral fellows to research that requires interdisciplinary approaches to the problems of organogenesis.
The Center was established through a grant from the Presidential Initiatives Fund (Office of the President, University of Michigan) and through generous additional support from the Office of the Dean, Medical School.
Organogenesis Mission Statement
The mission of the Center for Organogenesis is to provide an infrastructure for the study of Organogenesis at the University of Michigan. The field of Organogenesis unites research in the clinical, basic science, and applied arenas with a common, directed goal: To understand the basic mechanisms by which organs are formed and maintained, and to use this knowledge to regenerate or replace damaged or diseased organs. The following research focus areas have been defined:
· Stem Cell Biology
· Organ Development
· Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration/Replacement
· Organ Injury and Disease