Established in 2011, MStem Cell is the leading academic institution in the United States in the production of disease-specific human embryonic stem cell (ds-hESC) lines and in submission and acceptance of lines to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our mission is to advance the use of stem cells in biomedical research and to foster education, collaboration and new discovery.
Director Gary D. Smith, PhD
Dr. Smith is a professor of obstetrics & gynecology, physiology and urology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has served as director of MStem Cell Laboratories since the lab was founded in 2011.
Stem Cell Lines
MStem Cell’s disease-specific and genetically normal lines are available to researchers
The Stem Cell Process
Scientists at MStem Cell derive and grow human embryonic stem cells in a slow, meticulous process that takes months for each kind of cell. Then cells are frozen, stored in the MStem Cell laboratory on the University of Michigan medical school campus and made available for use by researchers worldwide.
Don’t discard. Donate.
You can make a difference in understanding disease causes and discovering new treatments through the donation of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) -tested and -affected embryos.
Your financial gift
Advancing embryonic stem cell research depends on funds from private donors.