The Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC) provides a context for scientific collaboration across departmental and college boundaries to enhance the opportunities of faculty to secure extramural funding for research in the field. In its short history, RBC members have made significant contributions to human ESC research and education. Fourteen of the RBC faculty members are key personnel on extramural funded grants and contracts in the area of hESC research, and the RBC Core Facility has provided assistance to these faculty.
The RBC contributes to the University's educational and outreach mission through enhanced student research experiences and by addressing the interests and concerns of the public at lectures, symposia, and workshops communicating the benefits and risks of regenerative bioscience. In addition, the RBC actively participates and seeks new collaborations in research and service with other universities, health-related organizations and initiatives, involved in regenerative bioscience. Today there are over 40 faculty members in the Center. Dr. Steve Stice is the director, and the advisory board consists of four other faculty members at the University of Georgia.