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Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center

Providing unrestricted support for human stem cell research

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Latest Publications

  • Moore, J.C., M.H. Sheldon, and R.P. Hart (2012) Biobanking in the Era of the Stem Cell: A Technical and Operational Guide, Colloquium Series on Stem Cell Biology, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, DOI: 10.4199/C00059ED1V01Y201206SCB002 : 86 pp.
  • Ricupero, C. L., Swerdel, M. R., & Hart, R. P. (2013). Epigenome analysis of pluripotent stem cells. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 997, 203-16. PubMed
  • Moore, J.C., K. Atze, P. Yeung, A.J. Toro-Ramos, C. Camarillo, K. Thompson, C.L. Ricupero, M. Brenneman, R.I. Cohen and R.P. Hart (2010) Efficient, high-throughput transfection of human embryonic stem cells., Stem Cell Res Ther 1: 23. Abstract | PubMed
  • Lakshmipathy, U., J. Davila and R.P. Hart (2010) miRNA in pluripotent stem cells., Regen Med 5: 545-55. Abstract | PubMed
  • Moore, J.C., S. Sadowy, M. Alikani, A.J. Toro-Ramos, M.R. Swerdel, R.P. Hart and R.I. Cohen (2010) A high-resolution molecular-based panel of assays for identification and characterization of human embryonic stem cell lines., Stem Cell Res 4: 92-106. Abstract | PubMed
  • Goff, L.A., J. Davila, M.R. Swerdel, J.C. Moore, R.I. Cohen, H. Wu, Y.E. Sun and R.P. Hart (2009) Ago2 immunoprecipitation identifies predicted microRNAs in human embryonic stem cells and neural precursors., PLoS One 4: e7192. Abstract | PubMed

SCRC Facilities

Procedures requiring
non-federally funded
lab space
:
  • Derivation of new ESC lines
  • Working with non-approved lines

With the new NIH Stem Cell Guidelines now in place, there is much less of a restriction on working with NIH-approved stem cell lines in a federally-funded research laboratory. However, there are still some procedures that are not allowed in a federally-funded environment.

Since the SCRC was built without federal funds these procedures may be performed in this laboratory. Prior to planning such projects, please contact Dr. Martin Grumet, director of the SCRC. Your project will need approval from the Rutgers-UMDNJ ESCRO committee before work may begin.

2013 New Jersey Stem Cell Symposium

The New Jersey Stem Cell Symposium is held each September at a convenient location in central New Jersey to bring together researchers from academics and industry. The focus is on current stem cell research and novel technologies. Opportunities for New Jersey scientists to present their work will be offered.

The 2013 Symposium will be held at the Bridgewater Marriott on Tuesday, September 24.

NIMH Stem Cell Center

The Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center has partnered with the Rutgers University Cell & DNA Repository (RUCDR) to establish the NIMH Stem Cell Center. This new service of the RUCDR will archive source cells for making iPSC, will make iPSC from cells representing mental health disorders, and distribute both types of cells to NIMH-funded researchers.

Stem Cell Training Course

With support from the New Jersey Commission on Science & Technology, the Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center has hosted several hands-on training courses in stem cell biology. For information on upcoming scheduled courses, please use this link.