University of Wisconsin–Madison

Twenty Years of Stem Cells

In 1998, UW–Madison developmental biologist James Thomson introduced the world to the first laboratory-derived human embryonic stem cells.

Twenty years later, UW–Madison remains at the forefront of stem cell research.

The Waisman Center at UW-Madison is a hub of stem cell research, especially in the fields of human development, developmental disabilities and neurodegerative disorders.

You can read more about stem cell research at UW-Madison here.

You can read more about stem cell research at the Waisman Center here.

To learn more about the stem cell research program at the Waisman Center, please click here.