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The Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology (VCSCB) is a participation-based entity that brings together investigators interested in stem and/or progenitor cell biology. By stimulating scientific interactions, we strive to broadly propel and elevate the generation of new knowledge related to tissue and organ development with strong emphasis on the cellular and genetic mechanisms that regulate cell fate specification, plasticity and maintenance.

We are dedicated to training the next generation of scientists. This requires that we place a high priority on discovery science, creative scholarship, effective communication, and high-impact publication.


Our goal is to advance individual and team-based research activities that relate to stem and progenitor-cell biology. To do so, we place a high priority on graduate and post-doctoral training, the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge, and the oversight of two shared resources that provide access to critical technology.