University of Wisconsin–Madison

STEM CELLS @ 20

Zhang stem cells

Twenty years ago, a seminal discovery by researchers at UW-Madison introduced stem cells to the world. Since then, this new tool has transformed science and opened new doors for translational research. Stem cells are undifferentiated “master cells” capable of transforming into any of the body’s cell types. Waisman Center researchers have been at the forefront of stem cell research since its inception and have made pioneering advancements in utilizing these specialized cells to better understand brain development and in research focused on developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative conditions.

On Sunday, Nov. 18, several Waisman Center scientists penned articles published in a special insert in the Wisconsin State Journal celebrating the 20th anniversary of the stem cell discovery at UW-Madison.

The 18-story collection features articles written by Waisman Center investigators Anita Bhattacharyya, David Gamm, Su-Chun Zhang, affiliate Krishanu Saha, as well as a stunning collage of stem cell images, with several contributed by Gamm and Zhang. Waisman Biomanufacturing was also mentioned.

To see the full collection, click here, or select any of the stories from the list below.

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