“The RBC provides a base where it brings together devoted researchers and holds the infrastructure necessary to support and energize these collaborations,” says Steven Stice, Director of the RBC. “There’s nothing that excites me more than the promise and hope of stem cell therapy.”
In many cases, individual members of the institute have been awarded research grants from both public, government and private sources of funding. Among the public supporters has been the National Institutes of Health and The American Heart Institute. Gov’t agencies include; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Defense (DOD). A strong private supporter has been the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which contributed $1.5 Million to develop naturally disease resistance chickens to help poor third world families increase their standard of living.
The RBC promotes cross-discipline and multi-institutional research within the Georgia Research Alliance with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State, the Medical College of Georgia, and Emory University. The center increases knowledge, facility, and technology resources to gain external funding.
In addition to research, the RBC provides education to national and international researchers, graduate and undergraduate classes taught by the faculty, and a Young Scholar program for high school students interested in biomedical science careers. “As a group we inspire each other; researchers, students and outside constituent teams through a shared vision for the future and how regenerative bioscience (repair, discovery and safety) research will improve the quality of life for all ages,” claims Stice.
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Experts in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies
Professor of Large Animal Surgery
Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar
Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center