The Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine was created in 2010 following a large philanthropic gift from the Gottesman family to provide individual investigators and multidisciplinary teams with the resources needed to realize the promise of this then rapidly emerging field. As we continue to honor the life and legacy of Paul S. Frenette, MD, founding director of the SCI, the institute is currently led by interim director Ulrich Steidl, MD, PhD. The institute has grown significantly over the last thirteen years—from eighteen faculty members in 2010 to thirty-nine faculty members and $37 million in total extramural funding in 2023. The Institute is known for its world-class science, highly collaborative atmosphere and cohesiveness across a diverse spectrum of areas of stem cell research, as well as its exceptional training and mentoring environment for students, postdocs, and junior faculty.

Our Stem Cell Institute is currently home to 36 laboratories from 17 departments, including >150 trainees at various levels (~70 postgraduate, ~60 graduate (PhD, MD, MD/PhD) students, ~30 undergraduate trainees).

  • Paul Frennete
    Paul S. Frenette, MD
    Founding Director (2010 - 2021)
  • Ulrich Steidl
    Ulrich Steidl, MD, PhD
    Interim Director (2021 - present)

Research Programs and Core Facilities

The Institute has research programs in highly diverse areas that include:

  • Pluripotent Stem Cells and Human Development
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells
  • Cancer Stem Cells
  • Endodermal Stem Cells
  • Neural Stem Cells

Stem Cell Research

2023 Retreat

In addition, the institute’s Einstein Shared Facilities for Stem Cell Research is comprised of three facilities:

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The Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1301 Morris Park Avenue Price Center/Block Pavilion
Room 153
Bronx, NY 10461

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