About Us

George Techiryan during the Stem Cell Boot camp.

George Techiryan, Year 2 fellow in the SCiRM program during the Stem Cell Primer Boot camp.

Stem cells have the potential to revolutionize modern medicine by providing the building blocks for tissue regeneration. Successful translation of stem cell breakthroughs into cell therapies requires interdisciplinary approaches that draw from biology, medicine and bioengineering.

The Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine (SCiRM) was established Fall 2016 with funding from the New York Stem Cell Board. 

Why Choose Us?

Rich Interdisciplinary Environment

  • 8 graduate students are funded per year for five years.
  • The program is greatly facilitated and enriched by numerous additional health care, life sciences research, medical education institutions in the newly built Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus.
  • These include the new Medical School Scheduled to open this winter of 2017, the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, the new Clinical and Translational Research Center, the Center of Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, and the new Roswell Park Clinical Research Center.
  • Collective goal: To develop innovative technologies to accelerate clinical translation of stem cell research.


SCiRM brings together 18 faculty members from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center working in various aspects of stem cell biology and bioengineering with emphasis on applications of stem cells in regenerative medicine.

Each fellow will conduct stem cell research in the laboratory of a SCiRM faculty - mentor in collaboration with a co-mentor to increase interactions. These faculty members will guide you through your research process until you defend your scientific work.

Cutting-Edge Research Facilities

As one of the world's premier research institutions, UB has an impressive collection of specialized equipment, as well as dedicated research facilities. We invite you to learn more about these valuable resources.