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 center has both primary and affiliate faculty members representing multiple departments and centers at OHSU. Research topics that are covered include pluripotent stem cells, hematopoietic stem cells, leukemia stem cells, hepatic and pancreatic progenitors, mesenchymal stem cells, neural stem cells, muscle stem cells and intestinal stem cells.