The Oregon Stem Cell Center conducts basic and applied research in the field of Stem Cell Biology with the long term goal to harness the properties of stem cells for regenerative medicine and cell therapy.
The Oregon Stem Cell Center was created on January 1, 2004 and is directed by Markus Grompe, M.D. The center is housed on the top (7th) floor of the Biomedical Research Building. In 2009, the center administratively became part of the Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute.The OSCC has 3 cores, a monoclonal antibody production core, a cell sorting core and a cell isolation core. Philip Streeter, Ph.D. is the director of these core laboratories. The main goal of the cores is to generate novel reagents for the isolation of stem cells and their differentiated offspring by generating monoclonal antibodies directed against cell surface antigens of living cells. The cell sorting core uses a state-of-the-art Cytopeia high speed InFlux instrument and is capable of sorting large and fragile cells without loss of viability. The cell isolation core will provide cell isolations services including tissue procurement and protease digestion of these tissues.